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Christopher Garlington forewarned his wife and kids the Internet would be down for a day. That didn't stop the hysteria that ensued. more

Aug 19, 2014 6:11 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Christopher Garlington has been waiting for a chance to share his wisdom with his kids. Problem is, they're not interested! more

Jul 14, 2014 9:49 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Being a dad can mean galloping outside your comfort zone. more

Jun 13, 2014 12:54 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Being a stay-at-home dad can be hard. Being a stay-at-home dad who cooks for a houseful of mini food critics, though, can be make a man run screaming from the kitchen. more

Apr 10, 2014 2:01 PM Special Needs

Mix a little homemade rum, hot Gulf of Mexico temps, a family from Chicago who is afraid of the water and circling sharks and you get a hilarious glimpse into the life of this dad. more

Feb 21, 2014 11:08 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Strange things happen when the kids go to visit their grandparents in Alabama. more

Jan 22, 2014 12:12 PM Chicago Parent Archives

How many bathrooms does a house need? More than three, apparently. Christopher Garlington shares a peek inside his crazy life as it revolves around the potty. more

Aug 19, 2013 1:08 PM General Parenting

I bought my son an airsoft pistol so he could play with his cousins. But I think next time he'll choose a book instead. more

Jul 15, 2013 12:30 PM General Parenting

When it comes to out-of-this-world TV access, Chicago's funny dad Christopher Garlington believes a 300-year-old maple shouldn't stand in his way. more

Jun 12, 2013 12:06 PM General Parenting

There were a few problems with my daughter's creative writing essay. Problems with big capital F's. more

May 13, 2013 2:37 PM General Parenting

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Move over, Mr. Clean! Christopher Garlington is babysitting - and dealing with the mess that comes with it. more

Apr 9, 2013 10:39 AM General Parenting

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Christopher Garlington claims his son was too good looking of a baby to be his own, but something finally struck a chord. more

Mar 18, 2013 10:26 AM General Parenting

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Being a stay-at-home dad has its advantages. Doing your daughter's laundry is not one of them. more

Feb 15, 2013 1:36 PM General Parenting

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Does your kid want to skip school a lot? Try a few of these ideas for attendance notes and they'll never play hooky again. more

Jan 28, 2013 3:45 PM General Parenting

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Christopher Garlington shares his struggles with assembling toys and wrapping them well enough to be presentable. more

Dec 13, 2012 1:09 PM General Parenting

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Christopher Garlington makes the mistake of telling his kids about a DisneyWorld secret. more

Oct 29, 2012 4:33 PM General Parenting

All it takes is a cape, a logo and a catchy name for Sarah to become a superhero for the afternoon. more

Oct 4, 2012 10:54 AM General Parenting

Christopher Garlington advises young dads to put on their "dadface". more

Aug 31, 2012 1:19 PM General Parenting

Tween and teen boys can eat you out of house and home -- and still want MORE. more

Aug 2, 2012 12:44 PM General Parenting

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Don't worry if you see Christopher Garlington weeping openly in Lincoln Park. He's just discovered his kids don't think he's Superman. more

Jun 20, 2012 8:18 PM General Parenting