My latest column is up at the Richmond Family Magazine DadZone, In a Blink:

When you’re in it, it’s hard to notice that you’re in it. It’s easy to tell yourself to be mindful and to fully experience each moment as you pass through it, but life gets in the way. You get tired, you’re human. You don’t always notice what’s changed until you’re afforded the luxury of a reflective pause. I’m glad I don’t have to carry my kids around anymore, but I can also mourn for the end of the phase where they needed me in that way.