Thinking Differently about Our Kids’ Fears

Thinking Differently about Our Kids’ Fears

By now, you’ve probably seen the enchanting video of a pediatrician distracting a baby from his injections by playfully poking and running the syringe (with the cap on!) over the baby’s body (if you haven’t, you can see it here). It’s cute, adorable, and clearly...
What’s for Dinner? Our Dinner Menu Plan

What’s for Dinner? Our Dinner Menu Plan

With school starting, we’ve noticed the pace of our lives changing. While the summer had its own frenetic moments, the pace seemed lighter and less intense. Now, we’re thinking about carpools, after-school activities, and a myriad of other time commitments from...
Avoiding the Lead Parent Trap, Part 2

Avoiding the Lead Parent Trap, Part 2

Managing a family is hard work, but as I wrote previously, assigning one parent as the lead parent isn’t the solution for many families. The first step is having regular parent to parent conversations. Our kids have learned that many things in our family are...
#ParentFails

#ParentFails

In the last few days, I’ve seen more than a handful of #ParentingFails scroll by as I read my Facebook and Twitter feeds. For the most part, they aren’t that severe: missed appointments, forgotten lunches, and the occasional I could have handled my kid better. While...