The 6 B’s of Being a Physician Dad

When I started my journey on embracing my imperfections as a parent, I quickly dug into parenting books, blogs, and podcasts. I would kick myself every time I made a “parenting mistake,” and I would blame this on my ineptitude as a father. Many physician parents do this to themselves. Starting in high school andContinue reading “The 6 B’s of Being a Physician Dad”

There Is a Shift in the Wind, As Well As the Podcast

As you may have recognized recently, the front page to the website has changed. Soon, the intro to my podcast will as well. You may be wondering why the sudden shift? When I began my journey with the blog and subsequent podcast, my goal was simple: learn to embrace my own parenting imperfections as wellContinue reading “There Is a Shift in the Wind, As Well As the Podcast”

The Importance of Sleep and Your Health as a Parent

If you prefer to listen to this in a podcast format instead, you can listen to Episode 10 of the Imperfect Dad, MD Podcast. When our kids are born it is a joyous occasion. There are many tears, smiles, and sighs of relief. Then comes the second night and cluster feeding. The frequent awakenings forContinue reading “The Importance of Sleep and Your Health as a Parent”

Time Management as a Parent

Finding time in our days to get everything accomplished is not always easy. It is sometimes impossible. But how do we find ways to better manage our time? Check out this week’s blog post to find some tips and tricks on how you can start doing this TODAY.

Pfizer mRNA Vaccine and Reported Side Effects

Disclaimer: Although I am a medical professional, the information below is for your education only and not meant to be medical advice.  Please consult with your physician to determine if you are safe to receive any current or future vaccines involving SARS-CoV-2.  On (12/10/2020), the CBER and VRBPAC will meet to discuss emergency use ofContinue reading “Pfizer mRNA Vaccine and Reported Side Effects”

The Vaccine

Addendum: I accidentally used the term “effectiveness” rather than “efficacy” when discussing the vaccines below – this has been edited. That is what happens when you type things up at 11 PM…yay for being imperfect. With Thanksgiving a week behind us and Christmas around the corner, there has been a lot of discussion on travelContinue reading “The Vaccine”

What is Your Legacy?

We are all going to die someday. There, I said it. No escaping it. No second chances. We get one try at this thing we call life, and then we are gone from this plane of existence. So what does that mean for you? In life we all have goals. They may be anything fromContinue reading “What is Your Legacy?”

DIY Star Wars Challenge

If you read my post from last week, you read up on how I made our older son’s General Grievous costume a little more “up to code” for about $9.  Although it was an enjoyable build, I also recognized that it was a short-lived construction that will last about a week.  I also (selfishly) wantedContinue reading “DIY Star Wars Challenge”

When Simply Buying a Halloween Costume Isn’t Enough

This year our older son decided he wanted to be General Grievous for Halloween.  If you don’t know who that is, look on Google (I don’t think I can share an image of him without copyright issues).  He is a character from the Star Wars Clone Wars TV show and is later defeated by Obi Wan inContinue reading “When Simply Buying a Halloween Costume Isn’t Enough”

Managing Grief with Kids

How do you explain death to your children?  How do you expect kids to handle grief?  Do you expect them to understand your own sorrow? We recently had two major changes to our family in the last two weeks.  First, my wife’s maternal grandmother passed away.  She was the last of our boys’ great grandmothers.  They had the privilege toContinue reading “Managing Grief with Kids”