Who’s Sorry Now?

2015-02-10T19:07:34+00:00

Apologizing has become an art form these days, with politicians, celebrities and CEOs saying “I’m sorry” in the public arena for misdeeds. Many times, the sincerity of such apologies are questions, with good cause in

Who’s Sorry Now? 2015-02-10T19:07:34+00:00

Lessons From Russia Ball

2015-02-10T19:07:56+00:00

There’s a game I played often as a child called Russia Ball. You could play by yourself or with friends. The basic game followed a set of 10 tasks, such as throwing up the ball

Lessons From Russia Ball 2015-02-10T19:07:56+00:00

Friend Me (Not)

2015-02-10T19:09:01+00:00

Friend me, friend me not. Should you or should you not be your child’s friend is one of the biggest modern parenting questions. Many parents use the framework “Will my child still like me if I

Friend Me (Not) 2015-02-10T19:09:01+00:00

Bad to the Bone

2015-02-10T19:13:24+00:00

Babies exude innocence. After all, they are quite helpless, needing someone to feed, change, dress and do a host of other things for them.But contrary to popular wisdom, babies are not all sweetness and light—they

Bad to the Bone 2015-02-10T19:13:24+00:00

Summertime Blues

2015-02-10T19:14:22+00:00

School is ending across the country, and with it, wails of distress from parents as they scramble for ways to fill their children’s time during the hot, sticky days of summer. I’ve heard numerous parents

Summertime Blues 2015-02-10T19:14:22+00:00

Do Not Disturb the Family Peace

2015-02-10T19:15:55+00:00

As I sat down at my computer to write a blog post for this site, I heard a ruckus upstairs. Sounds of screaming that didn’t sound quite so happy. With four children between the ages

Do Not Disturb the Family Peace 2015-02-10T19:15:55+00:00

The Myth of Free Time

2015-02-10T19:16:55+00:00

In the fall, all four of my children will be in school, albeit not all full-time (my youngest will be in a three-day preschool program). Whenever this comes up in conversation, the enviable response is,

The Myth of Free Time 2015-02-10T19:16:55+00:00

Merry-Go-Round: Old Fashioned Fun

2015-02-10T19:17:53+00:00

With March proving to be delightful in the weather department, we’ve been visiting playgrounds recently. On one visit, for nearly the entire half hour or so we were there, my three oldest children played on

Merry-Go-Round: Old Fashioned Fun 2015-02-10T19:17:53+00:00