To My Son, Who is Turning Thirteen

Here we are, on the verge of big, bad teenagerdom. I'm not going to lie, I'm scared. Not all the time, and not even about the big, bad things, but nevertheless, she persisted worrying. Have I done enough? Have I reminded you to please and thank you enough? Taught you how to tell a joke... Continue Reading →

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Behind the Scenes of a Stay at Home Parent

By now you've probably seen the video of Robert Kelly, the father whose children danced their way into viral stardom....and his BBC interview. Children look for dad, mom tries to corral them out of the room, hilarity ensues. Well, for viewers anyway. I'm not sure if Professor Kelly's wife Kim Jung A is a stay at home parent,... Continue Reading →

What It Feels Like For a Girl

If you're a parent, if you have a daughter, go and look at her right now. Go on, I'll wait. Maybe she is asleep, curled softly against your chest, a little bundle of pink and spice and everything nice. Maybe she's digging in a sandbox or playing soccer, spinning in a tutu or blowing a trombone.... Continue Reading →

No One Likes a Smart Ass, and Other Words of Wisdom for my Middle Schooler

My son graduated from 5th grade this week. Sayonara primary, hello middle school. There were speeches and a song, recollections and recommendations. Come August, they'll be chucked into the murky waters of middle school to swim with the big fish. That's right, chickadees: in eight short weeks your macaroni art and phonetic spelling primary school... Continue Reading →

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D.E. Haggerty

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