Parenting

What Parenting Taught Me About Mental Health

What Parenting Taught Me About Mental Health

I had my first child in 1987, my second in 1988, and my third in 1990. My husband and I called it the “Go nuts now, go broke later” plan. In the early 90’s, the Internet started becoming available to mere mortals at home, and […]

College Application Follies – A Cautionary Tale

College Application Follies – A Cautionary Tale

Yesterday was the deadline for Early Decision for a number of selective U.S. universities. “Early Decision” permits students who are sure of their first choice school the opportunity to find out early whether they will be accepted in exchange for committing to attending that school […]

Struggle, Challenge and Meaning – The Education of a Gifted Child

Struggle, Challenge and Meaning – The Education of a Gifted Child

Parents of young children are familiar with the grin of triumph which accompanies mastery of a new skill after a concentrated effort… from pulling up to a stand, to taking those first steps and tying their own shoes, life for all young children is full […]

Meditations on Mud

Meditations on Mud

It’s a springlike 60 degrees here today.  Katie came down with an ear infection yesterday, so I cancelled the dentist appointment, and today became a real at-home day.  She’s feeling much better, so we took a walk down to the river this morning. She’s discovered […]