The Importance of Coming Last

My (almost) ten year-old has been out-thinking and out-smarting me since he was about five. His level of self-awareness both scares the shit out of me and makes me think I've done a pretty kick ass job of raising someone in touch enough with their own emotions to say things like "I think I was feeling... Continue Reading →

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The Forgotten Homework Lesson

Dear R, I'm sure you were cursing me yesterday because I refused to run home and get the homework you'd forgotten. I know you were frustrated. Understandable--I would have been too if it were me. I saw how hard you worked--even after football practice and getting home late--to get it done. It must piss you off that after all that,... Continue Reading →

If One Night In Bangkok and the World’s Your Oyster, What Does Four Years in Denmark Get You?

Four years ago we stole a last glance at the Tattooine landscape of Larnaca Airport and after a brief touch down at Schipol made our way home…another home, a new home, a Copenhagen home. My kids now have officially called Denmark home longer than any other place. They've lived in the land of Lego and... Continue Reading →

Teaching My Kids To Fish

...give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.** Sometimes in the dead dark of night I worry. I worry about a lot of the same things most mothers worry about. Whether I've peeled enough carrot sticks for lunch. Whether I've remembered to sign the field trip permission form. Whether I've forgotten some major life event my kids will be traumatized by... Continue Reading →

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