Michael Burkett

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  • 20 years ago | News

    According to the results of an informal neighborhood poll, I am the only parent alive who has no desire to see his kids become professional models, star in their own breakfast cereal commercials or topline a weekly television sitcom. Hell, it's ha...

  • 24 years ago | News

    DAY ONE 3:36 p.m.: We arrive at our campsite. Bonzo thinks he sees a wolf and refuses to get out of the car. 4:13 p.m.: I realize that the six-person, two-room tent I purchased for this little outing requires six people, power tools and a building...

  • 24 years ago | News

    One Mother's Day a few years back, Mom and I were waxing nostalgic about what a delightful child I had been and how lucky she was to produce me in only one out of three tries. Actually, Mom wasn't reminiscing so much as rolling her eyes skyward an...

  • 25 years ago | News

    It's easy for adults to rationalize their most self-destructive weaknesses in the company of other adults. But throw a kid into the picture and the process becomes damn near impossible. "What did you do in school today?" I asked my five-year-old s...

  • 25 years ago | News

    The key to successful superparenting, of course, is time management. In order to have children, a career and a life (or simply enough free time to peel yourself from the walls), modern moms and dads must take a hard look at their daily schedules a...

  • 25 years ago | News

    Every night, without fail, my five-year-old son stalks me down for a goodnight kiss. What's nice about this ritual, other than the smooch itself, is that it's something he's wanted to do ever since he could muster a pucker. At bedtime, we have to ...