Hi. I’m Kevin Hartnett. I’ve been writing Growing Sideways since June 2011, the month my second son was born. In some predawn hour, rocking him back to sleep, I realized being a parent was the most interesting thing I’ve ever done. So I started writing. Growing Sideways tells the story of a family trying to make sense of the world, and of each other. The main characters are my two young sons, Jay and Wally, and my wife, Caroline. We’re Yankees by birth but now live in the South. Regular posts include reflections on parenting, a few recipes, and lots of stories- some sad, some funny, and all of which I hope make you feel good about life.
By day, I am a journalist and write the Brainiac column for the Boston Globe.