Math is important. If you look around, it’s clear that those who have a fundamental mathematical understanding typically have a leg up on those who don’t. I’d be hard-pressed to name a life path that doesn’t require some math in some capacity! So a goal of mine is to work with my daughters on math every day.
I was a math teacher for 10 years, and I’ve seen first-hand the type of stress that math can cause kids and adults alike. “Math anxiety” is a real problem. I actually experienced it myself growing up! A lot of people believe that math skills are a genetic gift, passed down from generation to generation and bestowed upon only the lucky few. Being “not good at math” is used as an excuse to throw up one’s hands, plug one’s ears, and run away in terror. The truth is that understanding math, just like any other skill, is achievable for nearlyanyone willing to put in the effort. It just takes some work!
There are three kinds of Summer People in Chicago: City People, Michigan People and Wisconsin People. And after our recent trip to the Wisconsin Dells, I’m thinking it’s time to declare myself a Wisconsin Person!
Quick post today to share the single-greatest piece of technology I’ve purchased in the last year: a Fast iPhone Charger. It’s between $16 and $19 depending on the day, and it can charge a dead iPhone to half battery in just 30 minutes. Incredible!
Looking back through our recent Amazon purchases is a strange window into the soul. It’s like a journal that shares the true story of our lives without the lies and exaggerations I usually tell myself. We buy some truly bizarre stuff on Amazon, and I’d like to share that with you today.
(Though I refuse to look back at my 2020 purchase history. Amazon and I went to some strange and dark places during the pandemic.)
Until recently, I was afflicted with crappy WiFi. Symptoms included disrupted TikTok dances, occasional “green bubble” texts, spinning wheels of death, and disgruntled wives. If you or a friend are experiencing crappy WiFi, send them this blog post today. Side effects may include joy, well-being and improved connectedness.
Chicken wings are my favorite food. I’m that guy who orders wings as an entree and doesn’t share with anyone—and I do it often. I love wings so much I even know that the two different wing varieties are called drumette and wingette.
Happy Prime Day! Do people say that now? Is it weird that I’m this excited about Prime Day? I’m HYPED! These are the best prices Amazon offers all year, so my motto is “click buy and ask questions later.”
It turns out that writing these “10 Things” posts is super enjoyable. It’s like journaling, but in public. Actually, when you put it that way, it’s sort of terrifying. Whatever. Here are the first 10 Things that come to mind today:
By popular demand 😆, I present the latest in my Capsule Wardrobe series. Summer clothes lend themselves to a capsule wardrobe, so today I’m sharing a whole season’s worth of super simple pieces made from light-and-easy materials that are easily rearranged into dozens of outfits.
Don’t freak out! Father’s Day is still a month away and there’s no need to panic. Feel free to push this post to the back of your mind only to revisit it in a few weeks when everything is sold out and shipping delayed. Or you could do the right thing and just cross Father’s Day off your shopping list right now. Totally up to you.
In this week’s edition of I Have Things Going on in his Life I swear, we explore a clumsy little gardening activity, the love lives of Neanderthals, and the last moments of the existence of dinosaurs. Enjoy!
Big news today, so hold my calls, clear my schedule, put on a pot of coffee and lock the kids in their rooms. Delete Twitter from my phone, order a pizza, throw away the TV remote, and boil some macaroni. Pre-tie my shoes, put two s’mores in a ziplock bag, run a bath, and write this on my Facebook Wall: Rothy’s has men’s shoes now!
If your life is like my life and/or you’re like my wife, you’re pretty disappointed in the clothes your husband chooses to wear every day. (Confused? It’s fine.) Fear not, though, because today I have the ultimate husband outfit hack that will improve his look for less than $50 per outfit.