The Santa Clause

In a few months, my son turns eleven. Like most kids his age, he dreams of owning an iPhone. Unlike many kids his age, he doesn’t have one. No iPhone, no smartphone, no phone of any kind. But before you start to feel bad for him, don’t. He has a laptop, an iPad, access to the family’s…

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (A Poem for Parents)

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Oh no, wait!  Don’t be silly!  Of course there was Mother wrapping one gift, then two, then wait, there’s another. There were piles on tables and piles on chairs Some wrapped like patchwork, others with care….