I blame Martha Stewart. When my four children were little, I would watch Martha’s shows while they were watching Sesame Street. We were both in learning mode. While they absorbed their alphabet, numbers and lessons about being kind to each other, I was absorbing how to fold a fitted sheet set, make a stellar beef … More Snark-free Holidays
She says: My mother doesn’t feel I do enough for my children. This stings, not because I feel she’s right (she’s not) or that I’m constantly suffering “mom-guilt” (I’m not – well, a little), but because I feel I’ve learned from her mistake of having done too much. Is there such a thing as doing … More Can you help your kids too much?
What advice would you give to a couple just starting out? When we had the chance, here’s what we said. … More 5 Tips for Better Love
I was driving down the street and saw a scene that felt very familiar. A woman was walking down the sidewalk pushing a baby in a stroller. About 10 feet behind her was her screaming child, of, I’d guess about 4 years of age, flat out on the ground, fists and feet pounding. She … More “Fit” to be Tied
She says: As I write this, singer Taylor Swift has just broken up with another boyfriend. By the time I actually press the “publish” button on this blog, she may have broken up with another. While the comeuppance of these breakups will likely make for some awesome hit songs, Swift’s patterns have got me thinking – … More Serial Dating – What a Crime!
‘Tis the season for sending kids off to college. Families are packing their cars to the brim, then having tearful goodbyes (mostly from the parents) as they send their children off into almost-adulthood. Congratulations, your job as a parent is now done! Uh, not so fast. This is what a friend of mine recently said … More When Does Parenting Really End?
She says: Depending on the age of your child, a summer job might be watering the garden or if they are a teenager, it could be working outside the home. Our kids have always had chores but this is the first time they’ve had summer jobs, working for other people. Boy, has it been interesting! … More The Perks of a Summer Job