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 …

Disconnected

It is strange to feel disconnected. While we have decided to “cut the cord” that doesn’t even have anything to do with the feeling. We have been attached at the hip to mobile phones for decades, even as far back 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 …