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raising teenagers
Mar17
Independence For Lunch, One Way Or Another

Independence For Lunch, One Way Or Another

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Challenging my teenager to manage her own school lunches is giving me palpitations, but it’s time and—one way or another—she can handle it.

Mar10
To Sleep, Perchance To Teen

To Sleep, Perchance To Teen

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Most teens don’t get enough sleep, but it’s not as though we can force them into REM. How do we keep them healthy and keep out of bedtime battles?

Mar04
Crisis House Rules

Crisis House Rules

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Now that I’m older and (hopefully) wiser, I’d rather make some rules for helping myself in times of crisis than point out stuff other people did “wrong.”

Feb24
When Smart Isn’t So Smart

When Smart Isn’t So Smart

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Is being gifted all it’s cracked up to be? In some cases, it can be more of a hindrance to success than you might think.

Feb20
Making Our Moments Count

Making Our Moments Count

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When did life become so short? Why did I wait so long to make the most out of my time with my daughter? Notes on the long and the short of motherhood.

Feb17
The Unbearable Wrongness of Sportsing

The Unbearable Wrongness of Sportsing

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I was never a sporty kid, and my own children never want to exercise, either. How do I set them up for good lifelong habits when I can’t get them off the couch?

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