Being a Grown-Up: It Isn’t All Buying Chips

Yesterday Edward and I went over to the school to pick Ruby up from soccer. I was walking with the dog and he was riding his bike. When we arrived I walked over to help Ruby get her bag, and when I turned around Edward was gone. Any parent will tell you that there is […]

Banned From the Kids’ Table

I was contacted recently by a site called Mothering in the Middle, wondering if I would be interested in being a regular contributor to their blog about “midlife” parenting. Their site deals specifically with older parents, or rather with people who became parents closer to middle age than middle school. When you get pregnant at 35 […]

Maximum Freedom, Minimum Responsibility

Do you know what kids always want?  To grow up.  To be a little older.  To be a little taller.  To be a little bigger.  This is because they are kids, and they have no idea of the crushing responsibility that awaits them as an adult.  Although they may have some idea.  Ruby told me […]