Tweenage Wasteland

I’m suffering a case of whiplash. Not from an accident in the pedal or be killed bike lanes of Copenhagen, but from watching my not-quite-eleven-year-old waffle back and forth between being a little kid and teetering on the edge of being a teenager. Has there ever ben a more apt slang term than tween? When I…

Time Off for Good Behavior

As a mother, I’m daily frustrated by my kids’ trickle down behavior-you know, using up all the good stuff with other people and saving the not so good for the home front. And I get it, because I do the same thing, and I bet you do too. Just like we were all spectacular parents before we…

Cool Kids

Dear Son, Ever since the Sharks challenged the Jets to a dance rumble, kids have been talking about who’s cool and who’s not. Oh heck, it probably started before that. There was probably a group of Neanderthal kids who thought their puma skin loin cloths were better than the Cro-Magnon kids’ leopard skin thongs (they were wrong, leopard skin…

This is….Jeopardy!

So, what happens when you’re faced with some re-writes and you’ve got a sick kid at home? Surely you put your foot to the floor and work your bunions off, right? Sure you do. It’s amazing what you can find on the internet these days… It’s more fun if you click the link to play,…