Kris Fisher

Kris Fisher


Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

I had to do something today that I never like doing. However, I do it at least once a year. I put two of my kids on a plane to fly across the nation for a couple of weeks. It was No. 2 and No. 3, the step-version of my kids. They have grandparents, aunts, […]

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Smells Like Teen Spirit

I’m less than a year into my tenure as the father of a teenager and I think I’m losing. I’m not sure if I’m losing a game, a battle or a war… maybe all three. When I tell people who have been through their own dreaded parent-of-a-teenager years of my struggles with my teen, they […]

Guys Night!

Guys Night!

I did something out of the ordinary this week. It wasn’t anything really special, but it was something really special. That’s not a typo. I’ll explain: My daughter, No. 3, went to spend the night with her cousin, which meant that after the wife went to work, it was just the me and my boys. […]

Road Trip? We’ll Pass.

Road Trip? We’ll Pass.

We’re getting visited from the in-laws next month. Which is actually welcome news, because this means we don’t have to travel. We try to see my wife’s sister and her family every summer. However, traveling and my family don’t get along. This dates back as far as I can remember. My dad used to tell […]

A Lazy Sunday? Don’t Mind If I Do!

A Lazy Sunday? Don’t Mind If I Do!

Father’s Day is this weekend. I’ve devoted columns to both of my fathers. My stepdad always treated me like his own flesh and blood and I still cherish a great relationship with him. I’m also very lucky to have just absolutely the best dad out there. Dude’s always there. Always. That’s what dads are for: […]

I Hope You Like It

I Hope You Like It

My column-writing ritual usually goes a little like this: I spend the week and weekend working. I start thinking about a subject to write about around Saturday. Sunday I spend a little more time thinking. The only thing I come up with is work. So I brainstorm a little more, in between catching up on […]

How Ya Livin’?

How Ya Livin’?

Woody Allen once said, “I’m not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” He said it for comedic effect, but it’s actually pretty accurate. The people who are around when it happens, the ones who are left to grieve, have the enormous task of dealing with the emotions and […]

Wise Words

Wise Words

You never know when life will teach you a lesson. As a father, I’m always looking for an opportunity to teach my kids from real-life experiences. However, as a father, most things I say to my kids go in one ear and out the other. That’s why I was exceptionally grateful for an unexpected conversation […]

Emotional Rescue

Emotional Rescue

My friends without kids ask me all the time: “What is life with kids like?” I’m lying. They never ask me that. But if they did, I’d let them know that having kids is like being on a constant emotional rollercoaster. The older they get, the more twists and turns on the tracks. A friend […]

The End Is Near!

The End Is Near!

As we are nearing the final days of the school year, I’d like to reflect on the things I’ve learned about my kids’ schools. Here are some of my observations from over the years… There’s no threat of the paddle. Y’see, for some of our younger readers, school officials back in the ‘80s (and before, […]