I Love You Too Much to Get You a Phone

According to my 4th grader, we are the only parents who don’t let their kids have their own phones, iTouches or tablets. When he asks why, my answer is constant: “I love you too much to give you one.” I am not opposed to phones for conversation, but...

Eating My Words

Can I take you back seven years? Seven years ago, my children were ages 4, 2 and 1. Seven years ago, I had things all figured out for “older” children. I assumed once diapers, whining and incredibly long bedtime routines were over, it was going to be smooth...

For Father’s Day, Let Him Be His Own Kind of Dad

I took staying home with a baby very seriously. I read book after book and article after article. I spent minutes, hours, and days brainstorming and pondering how to create perfect babies, toddlers and children. I had ideas and reasons for just about everything and...

A Year of Life Lessons

Recently I was chatting with a friend about her son’s experience in 6th grade. Her comment to me was, “Well, it has been a year of life lessons.” I wanted to know more. To summarize, her son was with a teacher he didn’t get along with, he ended...