I thought it would be an interesting first assignment to set my iPod to shuffle to see what I could say about the first ten songs that came up if only because the shuffle setting is the one function of any music player that I could do without.
By Eden Marriott Kennedy You should have heard my son, Jackson, when he first got his hands on this pop-up book. He opened the first page and shouted, “WOW!” He turned the next page and became thoroughly entranced. “WOW,” he said. I left him in silence at the dining room table to go unload the […]
By Matthew Baldwin Raising a child, like any noble endeavor, requires sacrifice. In the name of parenthood you’ll be called up to get up at all hours of the night, tighten your purse strings, forego weekend carousing at your local alehouse, and resist the urge to shout cathartic four-letter words when your laptop crashes. But […]
The power of information—classic Dr. Spock-type advice plus dish on all the newest innovations and hippest trends—is the draw of Alpha Mom TV, a cable channel started by 34-year-old working mother Isabel Kallman. Kallman believes Alpha Mom TV is a salve for new mothers’ busy lives. Aired nationally on Comcast’s video on demand, it’s available […]
By Jennifer Mattern My husband is an easy mark. I knew I was in big trouble the day I found him on his knees outside Kid #1’s locked bedroom door. “Time-out is over,” he was yelling. “It’s time to come out of time-out.” Silence. “I mean it,” he whimpered. “Just TWO MORE MINUTES in time-out […]
By Melissa Summers Letting my daughter create her own t-shirt has been a lesson in letting go. When I first opened the package of Peace Monkey’s Do-It-Yourself Tees, I was instantly struck with the kind of crippling anxiety which will only grip an anally-retentive adult when faced with a permanent marker, a t-shirt and an […]