Green Monster at Fenway Park

The Boston Sports Bumper

A few years ago, Fr. Chip Hines and I did a podcast called The Fathers Show, where we got together, had a beer, and talked about sports, TV shows and movies, and about being a Catholic father (of both kinds). For the show, I made a bunch of... [Continue Reading]

More Families Choosing Homeschooling

In the most unsurprising development of 2020, Massachusetts reports that public school enrollment has plummeted 4 percent this year, which might not sound like a lot, but is huge compared to the overall trend in the last decade. While most of the... [Continue Reading]

Raising the Betts #076: Give Thanks

On this week’s episode, the Betts are back together! Melanie updates on her recovery from surgery, Dom relates how he’s keeping the household together, they discuss some of their successful suppers, and then talk about shows they watched... [Continue Reading]

What Cost Car Seats?

For years, I have advanced the notion that car seat laws and the design of most vehicles on the market act as a disincentive to having more children. It’s nice to see that this is getting wider attention as seen in research by Jordan Nickerson... [Continue Reading]

Baby Yoda Cookies

Williams-Sonoma is selling the same blue-green macarons that The Child (aka Baby Yoda) stole and ate in the most recent episode of The Mandalorian in an adorable act of larceny. In apparent homage to the thievery of the Child, W-S is selling their... [Continue Reading]

LEGO is the New Model Kit

When I was a kid, I liked to build model airplanes and other vehicles. I didn’t make lots and lots of them, but I do remember building an F-16 and some Navy warships from some Revell kits, popping the pieces out of the plastic connectors... [Continue Reading]