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Why Eighth Grade Boys Are The Best

Why Eighth Grade Boys Are The Best

06.27.2014
When I used to work with kids on their writing, my favorites were always the eighth grade boys. They didn't even pretend to like to write....
How This Mother Learned the Language of Boys

How This Mother Learned the Language of Boys

06.18.2014
None of this even remotely resembled anything I'd ever been interested in before. Ever. And yet this crazy new language was something I...
The Art of Letting Go

The Art of Letting Go

06.11.2014
Sure, intuitively you realize that the time will come someday when you are compelled to release all that you have held fast to for so many...
3 Things I Will Do to Make Sure My Sons #RespectAllWomen

3 Things I Will Do to Make Sure My Sons #RespectAllWomen

06. 2.2014
How can I raise my boys into men who will never, ever touch someone when they are not wanted? What can I do to make sure that my sons will...
Pink Is A Color. Blue Is A Color. Teach Your Kids. Please.

Pink Is A Color. Blue Is A Color. Teach Your Kids. Please.

05.30.2014
If all parents sit down with their children and tell them that identifying boys or girls by colors is wrong, the kids will have no choice...

10 Of The Best Quotes On Fatherhood

05.22.2014
Being a dad is no joke. You're a teacher, a counselor, a coach, a financial adviser, a judge and jury, and a protector all at once. If...
A Family Dog's Letter To His Boy

A Family Dog's Letter To His Boy

05.12.2014
I knew from the first time you spilled apple juice in your lap at the kitchen table that we were going to be great friends.
Let's Talk About Sex. Or Not.

Let's Talk About Sex. Or Not.

05. 2.2014
My husband and I have always been very clear that the boys can ask us anything and we will give them a straight answer. Everything is very...
The Great List of Things I Can't Do Because I Only Have Sons

The Great List of Things I Can't Do Because I Only Have Sons

05. 1.2014
It is cool for girls to like Spider Man. It is trendy for them to wear blue. Parents love watching girls try out for traditionally male...
Boys Can Be Pretty, Too

Boys Can Be Pretty, Too

04.30.2014
How can I explain this to my boys? My boys who have no problem prancing around in princess dresses? Who would rather be "bunnies" for Halloween...
Lessons for Mom From the Tee-Ball Dugout

Lessons for Mom From the Tee-Ball Dugout

04.30.2014
You drew the bat to your shoulder again, ready for the real thing. Please just let him get on first, I thought. It will mean the world...
Haiku Your Hearts Out, Boy Moms

Haiku Your Hearts Out, Boy Moms

04.21.2014
Haiku is just ideal for moms because when you only have 17 syllables, you tend to get right to the heart of the matter -- like how quickly...
Exhausted By My Boys' Constant Motion!

Exhausted By My Boys' Constant Motion!

04.15.2014
They are reasonably new inhabitants of the planet, programmed to discover all they can about the world around them. For some, that takes...
Sorry, Son, But It's Not Me, It's You!

Sorry, Son, But It's Not Me, It's You!

03.28.2014
Several months into the carnival of horrors that is my son's threenage wasteland, I'm done taking the blame for his crappy behavior.