In the night, when you're sitting on the hard floor with your crying baby and your crying self and your despair because you want to just stop it but you don't know how, I wish you could zoom out and see that you're one of an ocean of mamas rocking on the floor in the night.
Think about how powerful it will be if we all stop doing things like texting and driving, putting away the digital devices at dinner, and not using our cell phones in public spaces. Think about how powerful it would be if we started paying attention to the offline connections that matter.
My wife feels I don't respect that she has a career too. Recently, our pre-teenaged son has been acting out in school by insulting girls in his class. I know she blames me for his behavior. I'd love for someone to help shed light on how that's my fault.
Have you ever had one of those moments where you scold your child, using words you never use or threats you'd never see through? Afterwards, you stand there stumped for a few seconds wondering, "Where did that come from?" Then, it hits you -- you sound like your mother or father.
While most college-bound students are aware that there are academic requirements for admission, many don't know that some schools also base their admission acceptance policies on a student's financial ability to afford their tuition and fees.
The timer finally popped up. "Dinnertime!" was announced and I proudly placed the perfectly cooked turkey on the holiday table. The bird glowed and I enjoyed the ooohs and aaaahs. I'll never cook turkey again.
We make pot pie at our house each Thanksgiving -- a savory Pennsylvania Dutch meal that features the most perfect blend of onions, potatoes, thick squares of doughy goodness and meaty strands of chicken. Only we use turkey on this festive occasion.
If you're not feeling connected to your spouse after work, if family dinner in your house has disintegrated into a chaotic free-for-all, then it's time to make some changes to your evening meal routine.
My kids are smart. They have a genetic predisposition. I was smart. Their dad was smart. We had high GPAs. We graduated college with suma-cum-somethings. We were a parent's dream. Until Henry graduated, couldn't get a job and had to borrow money from his parents.
You have been dying to see your teenage college freshman and have been planning for weeks for their arrival home from their first few months of college. Well, let me tell you that you are in for some surprises.