Category Archives: Parenting
Caught up in the endless round of activity that permeates life with school-age children, it is sometimes difficult to pause to just… appreciate. I certainly found this to be the case when I was raising a child in elementary school.
My family makes Halloween costumes the way Rube Goldberg would if he worked with fabric. There is usually a plan, but it’s rarely apparent to anyone else. Here are 3 Halloween costumes my daughter still blames me for.
An egg rock. Cool and white, worn smooth by the Pacific Ocean. It’s the prize on a beach filled with rocks in shades of black, gray, red, and brown. I like the black ones, too: a little rough (not much
My daughter wanted a cat, but my husband was against the idea. He felt that she needed to be old enough to take proper care of a pet before we got one. Opining that third grade was too young to
The clearest example of supply and demand economics that I ever encountered was among a group of third graders in an elementary school cafeteria. Every parent who packs lunch for his or her child knows that a certain amount of food trading
When my daughter cut her first tooth, I cried for the end of the toothless, gummy smile. For me, this was the first tangible evidence of change. It meant the advent of solid food and independent consumption of nourishment; the