The Surprise Birthday Party that Changed My Life and It Wasn’t Even Mine

I planned the surprise party she would never forget only to have my life profoundly change as well…

I’m a Man Who Refuses to Grow Up

When Kevin Nordstrom turned 31, he refused to grow up. __ “When I became a man I put away childish things, including the desire to be very grown up.” -C.S. Lewis Last April, there was a birthday party. This birthday brought friends and family over in a dazzling array of costumes. There were Batman and […]

I Just Turned 30; I’m Officially Too Old to Care

I’m not too old to care about things that are important or worthwhile or that I enjoy doing. But I am too old to care about nonsense and negativity and about the consequences of being myself.

3 Tips For Negotiating Special Events With Your Ex And Kids

Holidays and events for divorced parents can create a moment of panic. Inevitably the first thought is: do I have my kids that weekend? Lisa Bien gives some helpful tips to use as you navigate around the possible landmines and make it easy on everyone to have your child attend the events.

I Want to do More Than Just Live, I Want to Leave a Legacy

Shawn Doyle contemplates the meaning of a legacy and challenges men to think about the one they’re leaving behind.

How Two Weeks Out of the Year Can Help You Have a Happy Marriage

What a 57-year-old man learned about love by celebrating his birthday.

Why I’ve Never Thrown Myself A Birthday Party

Like so many Millennials, Matthew Rozsa isn’t sure he sees the point in throwing birthday parties.

I Thought If He Loved Me, He Could Read My Mind

Sue Nador came up with a (not so) novel idea to communicate better with her husband.

How to Buy a Gift for the Man in Your Life

Andrew Smiler describes how to choose a gift that will say “I Love You” in a language he’ll understand.

I’m 47 Today. Here’s Why That Doesn’t Matter.

Do birthdays diminish as you age? Kermet Apio, with a funny look at an age-old dilemma.

We Need a Witness to Our Lives

Duran Price discusses the importance of investing in human relationships and why being present in our friends’ lives mean everything.

Why “The Gift of Not Giving a Thing” Can Be Much Harder Than It Looks

Do your kids have too much stuff? Tom Burns explains why people keep giving them presents.

Dear John: Ungrateful Birthday Boyfriends

A boyfriend selling a birthday gift, failing platonic wingmen, and the chance to pitch in for a championship ring.

Put the Canoe in the Paddle

In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” the baby turns terrible two, Minnie Mouse is the new Gangnam Style, and nature defies nature.

When the Number 10 Comes Rolling Along

The years sneak up on Whit Honea until his son’s first double-digit birthday pokes him in both eyes

My Birthday Today

#30: As I turn a year older and reflect on age, I don’t mind feeling sturdy.