As the water cascaded down our basement walls during the summer’s worst storm, out from the drawers and closets and storage bins came our kids’ childhood heroes racing to the rescue. Faded and tattered as they may have been, their courage and strength in the face of adversity were exactly what we needed.
Click here for my Parents Magazine post this month
Happy July 4! Independence means lots of different things to lots of different people. But for parents, there are 4 milestone moments during kids’ childhoods that stand out for the independence they represent for kids – and for you! Click here for my post this month for Parents Magazine.
And for a reminder of YOUR developmental milestones as a parent, click here for one of the most widely read posts I’ve done for Parents Magazine over the past 3 years.
Time in the car with your kids is precious quality time. It’s much more than just getting somewhere – this is time to treasure with a captive audience buckled into their car seats or seat belts. Don’t waste with your kids plugged into earbuds or watching a DVD. Whether you’re driving with your kids cross-country, or just across town to soccer practice, look no further than the license plates on nearby cars to find stimulating fun for everyone in the car, including the grown-ups. Here’s my post this month for Parents Magazine:
What do empty bedrooms, a clean minivan, and Mother’s Day have in common? Well, for parents of a certain age, like me, each brings back noisy, messy, and very happy memories. But if you are lucky, like we were, you’ll have no regrets about how you spent Mother’s Days past. Or Father’s Days. Or, for that matter, just regular old Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
This Sunday, like millions of parents around the country, we’ll be waiting by the phone…but that’s not a bad thing
Click here for my special Mother’s Day post for Parents Magazine.
The day our youngest led us to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park was a coming of age for all of us. After watching his big brother and big sister in the lead on other hikes, he knew just what to do. Here’s the story, my post this month for Parents Magazine.