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commuter marriage

Man in the Kitchen: Is Commuter Marriage the Way to Go?

Author Ken Carlton lays out the advantages of a commuter marriage and warns which traps to avoid to make a long-distance relationship work.
child's sexual identity

Man in the Kitchen: Embracing Your Child’s Sexual Identity

When your child is ready to share with you who they really are, expect the unexpected and the rest will follow.
empty nest

Man in the Kitchen: When Your Kids Leave the Nest

A father contemplates his future empty nest and recalls the home-cooked meals that fed his precious boys and fuels their shared memories.
sex and swinging

Man in the Kitchen: Sex and Swinging in a Modern Marriage

Sex and swinging are all the rage these days. But Our Man in the Kitchen says there's more than one way to add spice to a long-term relationship.
new women's order

Man in the Kitchen: Being a Guy in the New Women’s Order

Husband and father Ken Carlton describes his admiration and solidarity for the new women's order leading the charge for equality and respect.
Change strengthens

Man in the Kitchen: When Change Strengthens You for a New Year

After a plumbing disaster forces his family to move, our Man in the Kitchen reflects on the ways change strengthens you for a New Year to come.
man in the kitchen

Man in the Kitchen: Have We Lost Our Way Searching for the Right School?

Has the increasingly stressful process of finding that perfect school for our kids gone a bit over the top? Our Man in the Kitchen has some thoughts and a comforting beefaroni recipe to share...
Man in the Kitchen

Man in the Kitchen: Shake Up Your Rentrée Routine

As you pack away the flip-flops and settle into the school and work routine, Ken Carlton offers this new recipe for fall: Think hard about that one project that has been mothballed in your emotional closet for years...
empty nest

Man in the Kitchen: A Father Faces the Empty Nest

As a man, you think you are ill prepared on the day you bring a newborn home. I mean no instruction manual, nothing! So you work through it. However, nothing prepares you for that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when you hug them goodbye with all your might at camp drop-off and you can already feel the distance as they gently tug to get away.
al fresco dinner

Man in the Kitchen: A Moveable Feast for Unmoveable Times 

After a long winter, and a litany of bad news – from political turmoil, to terrorism alerts, and the Brexit – what does a person do? Host an al fresco dinner to reconnect with friends and the simpler things in life, of course!