Kris Fisher



Keep Calm and Parent On

Keep Calm and Parent On

So a really cool thing happened last week. I yelled at my son. That wasn’t the cool thing. The cool stuff came after the yelling. I’ll explain… My schedule and that of my oldest son, No. 2, conflict greatly. He’s at school all day when I am mostly home doing very important things, totally not […]

That Ugly, Green-Eyed Monster

That Ugly, Green-Eyed Monster

My wife and I were recently enjoying a night out with a couple that are great friends of ours. We really enjoy our time with them… most of the time. You see, they are a really jealous couple. Extremely jealous! We could be having a wonderful night out, but when the admiring eye of another […]

Boys Will Be Boys… But Not in My House!

Boys Will Be Boys… But Not in My House!

“I got a .45 and a shovel, I doubt anyone would miss you.” That’s the stance many fathers take with boys courting their daughter. Or the ol’ convenient timing of the shotgun cleaning, which just happens to be taking place in the living room at the precise moment that the boy is coming to pick […]

Back to School!

Back to School!

In case you couldn’t tell from oh, say, every single Facebook post this week, Augusta kids have returned to school. To say that I’m excited for them to go back would be an understatement. To say they they’re excited to get back would be a lie. It’s not that I want my kids to go […]

Inside the Mind of a Man and His Quest to be Right

Inside the Mind of a Man and His Quest to be Right

I just drove to Ohio and back twice in a week. That’s roughly 40 total hours on the road, 2,500 miles, eight tanks of gas, half a dozen stops at fast food joints, a bag of bacon jerky (delicious!) and a bag of Sour Patch Kids Xploders (disgusting). The first round trip was to drop […]

Hot Fun In The Summertime

Hot Fun In The Summertime

As summer break is winding down and it’s time to start getting into “back to school” mode, I often look back to the things I wanted to do this summer that didn’t get done. Although this list is mostly comprised of fun things for my kids, this tradition didn’t just come along with the arrival […]

Publicly Shaming My Kids, It’s What I Do

Publicly Shaming My Kids, It’s What I Do

Spectacular embarrassment is my specialty. Ever since elementary school, I was good at embarrassing myself in astounding ways. Sometimes life likes to show me that I haven’t lost my touch. Last week I was provided the opportunity to prove that I haven’t lost my magic. I’m at No. 2’s second football camp for the summer, […]

There is Power in Positivity

There is Power in Positivity

Ah yes, the positivity quote! They can be a little irritating at times. Personally, I love them. A good “What defines us is how well we rise after falling” or “Dare to live your dreams,” I’m a sucker for all of that stuff. I posted one myself recently. To make it worse, it was from […]

A Father’s Day Thought, A Few Weeks Late

A Father’s Day Thought, A Few Weeks Late

I’ve been going back and forth on whether I should write this article or not. On one hand, it’s a family matter and maybe should be kept that way. On the other hand, that’s what my column is all about: life. My life, specifically, and if just one person can identify with me or take […]

I’m a Wimp and My Kid is Too!

I’m a Wimp and My Kid is Too!

It takes a big man to admit this. Or, at least, I like to think it does: I’m a wimp. There. I said it. No, it does not feel better to get it off of my chest. If you’re one of my friends from school, this does not surprise you. I have never been a […]