Parenting

Owning It

Ownership. When you own something, it's yours. No sharing, no interest, no back-up if something breaks. Good, bad, easy, or difficult-- whatever you own, it is yours. I've been mulling

A Little Encouragement from My Future Self

My dog runs in his sleep. His 50-pounds of long fur lie ruglike on my wood floor, with twitching ears and paws galloping in time with each other, and, if

Practical Shortcuts for Busy Parents

A chalkboard calendar hangs on the wall in my kitchen announcing our agenda for the week. Simple planning and organization hacks make life more manageable. Football games, practices, Scout meetings,

On days where everything goes Wrong…

Life can feel Right. "This Too Shall Pass" A typical morning... Drama Act One.. After hitting snooze for the second time on my morning run my third and eldest alarm

How to Minimize the Impact of Divorce on Children

When you and your spouse decide it is time to end your marriage, you have to figure out when and how to tell your kids. It is hard to imagine

Study Finds Children Benefit From Equal Time and Overnights With Both Parents

A study recently published in the American Psychology Association’s journal of Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, found children 2 years old and younger benefited from spending equal time and having overnights with

Divorce, Money, and How [Much] to Insulate the Children

The Magic of a Winter Picnic One winter evening, when I was five, my mother announced we would be having a picnic for dinner. It was winter and dark outside,