It's okay to get older and be a responsible parent. You don't get to be the cool parent. Do you know why? It's because there is no such thing.

Having a child is a blessing and you should be thankful. Whether is getting rid of the family pet, turning the man cave into a nursery or trading in the classic car for a mini van there are a lot lifestyle changes you'll need to make. If you need to do these things, there's nothing to be embarrassed about. You're bringing a child into this world. There's a good chance that what model mini van to get isn't going to be the hardest decision you're going to have to make.

You're going to get older and though your kids might love you they will never think you are cool or hip. Please stop trying.

There is a rise in trendy parents. They do not want to be called "mom" or "dad" by their children but rather by their first names. The main reason for this is because they want to feel younger. They also want to be best friends with their children.

My message is pretty clear to these hip parents. Grow up. You can be friendly with your kids. Your kids will have several opportunities to make friends. Teach them to be respectful. Be a parent first and foremost and set some boundaries. Excuse me as I go into full on rant mode.