As I limp toward the finish line of summer vacation, I start to cycle through thoughts of my kids being the youngest in their respective classes. And wonder what, if anything, I should do about it. I have three kids - boy, girl and boy. I feel like I’ve been churning on this topic for years now, and I feel this way because I actually have been churning on this topic for … [Read more...] about Kindergarten Dilemma: Held Back or Youngest in the Class?
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So many more of us are working at home these days - which definitely is fabulous (although not without its challenges). We have some must-haves that will make a huge difference in your day. Comfortable Chair If you are sitting at your desk for long periods of time, then comfort is a must. You definitely need to invest in a high quality chair. We love the Zody Task … [Read more...] about Working at Home Must-Haves
When I was writing the washingtonpost.com On Balance parenting blog, childfree advocates used the comments section to educate readers about how vociferous the attack on adults who choose not to have children can be. Invasive personal and medical questions. Unsolicited advice. Rampant, condescending judgments. Is there something wrong with you? You’ll change your mind one … [Read more...] about What If You Don’t Want Kids
When screenwriter Graham Moore accepted an Oscar for The Imitation Game in Hollywood on February 22, he made a touching plea to teenagers not to commit suicide. “I would like for this moment to be for that kid out there who feels like she’s weird or she’s different or she doesn’t fit in anywhere,” Moore said during his valuable minutes on stage. “Yes, you do. I promise you … [Read more...] about Surprising Stats: Teen Suicide
There is that classic saying “Don’t take anything for granted because you never know what tomorrow holds “. The other day I got an email from an old friend that I haven’t spoken to in years. He told me that he had an accident; he was walking across the street in London and got hit by a bus. He has been in and out of a coma, broke 50 + bones and now has some brain damage. He … [Read more...] about Live Like You Were Dying