Thank You for NOT Being a Friend; an Open Letter to My Parents

Dear Mom and Dad, Thanks for saying 'no'. Thanks for setting a curfew. At the time I thought it was ridiculous. Looking back? It seems pretty damn reasonable. Thanks for following through. Surrendering the keys to my car sucked...but you said it would happen if I did X. I did X. It would sound trite to... Continue Reading →

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Mixed Tapes and Other Things My Kids Will Never Know

Buried in a box in the cupboard, under notes and letters and other written breadcrumbs of our early relationship, is a mixed tape. I made it for my husband way back when. In those early butterfly days, I was striving to impress him more than anything else, but there is still a significance to each song,... Continue Reading →

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Last week I infiltrated a group of mothers in full-blown discussion.  The topic du jour was the expansive vocabulary among our current fourth graders, particularly vocabulary concerning the body and things that bodies do together.  Let's talk about sex, baby;  at the lunch table, in the hallways, behind the covers of the math book.  I... Continue Reading →

Practically Perfect in Every Way

As I was frantically leafing through my copy of How to Talk so Kids will Listen to find out just how to address my five year-old who was draped over the kitchen chair accusing his brother of torturing him with a banana, I realized that my father would have simply walked to the telephone, picked... Continue Reading →

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