This Side of Childhood

Sometimes, life seen from this side of childhood is more or less a reminder of how much fun it was to be kids. Summers meant sleeping in, no homework and playing all day – often until the street lights came Read More …

Kid Perspective

There is nothing like the kid perspective. Sure, they seem to be: Simple.  Down to Earth.  Easy to please if we are offering pizza, mac and cheese, pancakes and potato chips. Never tiring until falling asleep in their chair. Adorable. Read More …

Will There Be Cake

In the eyes of my son, the best part of the idea of a wedding is the answer “Yes” to his “Ok, so I have to dress up, wear uncomfortable shoes, hug people I don’t know, smile while they tell Read More …

Giving Independence

Parenting is often about giving independence, whether they want it or not. Most kids, from toddlers to teens, want more freedom. Me do it. I can do it. Why won’t you let me do it? Really, you can do it. Read More …