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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Why the Movies of My Youth Could Never Happen Today

I've seen E.T. at least a dozen times. No matter how many times I watch it, I still get a little thrill every time Elliot and E.T. fly across the moon. I weep with little Gertie as she holds out her flower-pot parting gift. I snuffle and gulp down a sob every time E.T. holds... Continue Reading →

Growing Up is Hard to Do

Remember when you were young and the clock seemed to snail walk around the hours of a school day? How about the way time seemed to stretch and elongate when you were waiting for a birthday or Christmas morning to come around? Do you remember the explosive breath of freedom upon stepping out into the first rays... Continue Reading →

You Keep Using That Word. I Do Not Think it Means What You Think It Means.

Every generation of parents adds its own entires to the Great Dictionary of Parenting. In the 80s it was "latch-key kid", in the 90s, "play-date" and "time-out". The naughties saw a slew of them: BPA-free, uber-boober, attachment parenting, free-range kids, sancti-mommy, inappropriate. Inappropriate is one of those words parents started using instead of bad. Because... Continue Reading →

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