Ever since InTouch magazine broke the news, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. As a teenager, Josh Duggar, of the “19 Kids and Counting” fame, molested several young girls, allegedly* including several of his sisters. I have read way too many response pieces in the past few days, and yet here I […]
A few weeks ago, I received an email from my daughter’s school that there had been an unplanned lockdown drill that day. The message stated that there had been a wiring malfunction that had been taken care of, and that a regularly scheduled lockdown drill would take place next month. I didn’t really think much […]
How do you deal with it when another child hurts your kid? How about when your child is the one who is hitting or pushing?
The Around the World Parenting Carnival is exploring the topic of hoverparenting today. How do you find a balance between advocating for your child without being a Helicopter Parent?
About a month ago, I asked the question, “Are we better off than our mothers?” Initially, it seemed like more of a flippant query posed to myself after a bad day, but it evolved into something much richer. As I mulled this over and decided an interview with my mother was in order, I composed […]
Along with the rest of the country, my emotions over the past five days have been all over the map. And like many others, I have been fluctuating between an urge to marinate in media coverage and the desire to put my fingers in my ears and tune it out. To tune it out seems […]
My six year old was supposed to take the bus home today, but I couldn’t bear it and showed up at school, alongside the bewildered throngs of numb looking parents. People I have never met before smiled at me, if you can call an expression full of such sadness and shock a smile. Moms I […]
**I wrote this post two years ago after the discovery of the body of Jessica Ridgeway, a local 10-year-old girl who was abducted by a teenage neighbor on her way to school and murdered. I am not sharing details of the case—this is simply my reflection of that terrible day in October, 2012. I will […]