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Big Kid
Aug25
Five Mistakes Every Kid Should be Allowed to Make

Five Mistakes Every Kid Should be Allowed to Make

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As parents our first inclination is to rush in and save our children when something goes wrong in their lives, or to shield them and prevent whatever the “bad” thing is from happening in the first place. Sadly, we all learn better through making our own mistakes. Sometimes watching the inevitable really does hurt us as parents more than it hurts them.

Aug18
Teens, Sex and Porn

Teens, Sex and Porn

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Wow, you really must have wanted children badly to do that seven times. Yuck. Now I know why people just have one kid.

So said my son the first time we had The Talk.

Aug16
Babysitting the Babysitter

Babysitting the Babysitter

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What can I reasonably, realistically expect of a 12.5-year-old babysitter?

Aug04
The Best Things

The Best Things

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People ask me all the time, “Does it get easier?” That is a tough question to answer. Physically? Without a doubt. Mentally? Emotionally? I think it becomes much more difficult. BUT, here are five of the things I like best about my kids growing up.

Jul28
After the Diagnosis

After the Diagnosis

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You can’t make me. I still recall the first time my son said this to me. He was three years old. He was standing at the top of the staircase and I was at the bottom. I had sent him up to his room for a timeout and he refused, only going as far as […]

Jul21
7 Universal Truths About Raising Teenagers

7 Universal Truths About Raising Teenagers

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I don’t have babies. But some days I think chasing a toddler around the pool’s edge would be less exhausting than parenting older kids. I present to you these 7 Universal Truths about parenting teenagers.

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