When Grandparents Become Babysitters

The dreaded burden of a job hangs over your head. It’s time to head back to work and leave your little newborn. Trusting someone to care for your little one is the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do. It’s too soon, you think. When Elle was a baby, we lived far away from the grandparents. […]

The Horse on the Ledge

Now that school has started up and the fall season is upon us, I’m starting to get my annual panicky feeling. Despite the fact that fall is my favorite season, this feeling arrives at the same time every year. Maybe it’s all the change I see in the world around me as the leaves turn colors […]

How I Save Time in the Kitchen

This weekend, I had the house to myself — three blessed days of no work, no husband, no kids… no adulting necessary! And I have to admit, just between us, that it was intoxicating to be able to do what I wanted with my own time. I’d get up when I felt like it, walk […]

Harmless Fun or Brewing Hostility?

How would you feel if your 7-year-old pointed his finger at you as if it were a gun, and then pulled the trigger? In an opinion piece from Time Magazine, writer Christina Hoff Sommers purports that young male imaginations are being stunted in school in order to maintain a semblance of safety through their anti-violence […]

How Technology Has Changed Raising Children

We’ve all seen pictures of toddlers with cellphones and babies on computers; even if you haven’t, chances are you’ve seen it live in person. Whether you agree with the ethics of a technology-laden world surrounding our little ones or not, the reality is technology is affecting the way we raise children. Take a look at […]