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Bullying, Part I: There's More to a Bully Than Meets the Eye


Posted Nov 10, 2009 3:48 PM

No one likes a bully. But you know what? Chances are pretty good that the bully knows this, and feels the same.
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Dodging Storms With Kids


Posted Nov 10, 2009 3:46 PM

Wild night last night, huh? As for my clan, we hunkered down in our new home's cobwebby old basement with a game of Boggle, our kitty, a cell phone, flashlight, crank-powered emergency radio and a thermos of water. Oh, and some M&M's.
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Moving With Kids? Plan to Dole Out a Few More Snuggles at Bedtime


Posted Nov 10, 2009 3:44 PM

Moving is hard. It's harder with kids.
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Don't Be A Sissy -- Stick To Your Budget At Six-Flags


Posted Nov 10, 2009 3:42 PM

Simple planning and a few insider tips will make you and your wallet feel a bit less spent when you head to Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor in nearby Gurnee, Illinois.
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He'd Better Miss Me ... Or I'm Getting My Money Back


Posted Nov 10, 2009 3:40 PM

A child's first trip to camp is a right of passage. I'm going to have a little cry now.
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Some Implications of Skipping a Grade: Pre-K or K?


Posted Nov 9, 2009 5:55 PM

My bias is generally to keep kids with their same-aged peers, as academic development is not the only focus of the school experience.
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Loving And Learning As A Parent: Lessons in Bullfrog Kissing and Twinkle Soup


Posted Nov 9, 2009 5:54 PM

I became a parent nearly a decade ago. A few blunders later I’ve come to a few startling conclusions.
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The Hot Lunch Lady And the Ice-Cream-Sandwich Scam (an oldie but a – well, you know, one of my favorites)


Posted Nov 9, 2009 5:53 PM

Do I have “sucker” stamped on my forehead? Am I a pushover? Do I look like I was born yesterday? Apparently the kids at our elementary school think so.
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So Yeah, I'm Drowning Another Blessed Mother's Day In Maple Syrup, Thank You Very Much


Posted Nov 9, 2009 5:51 PM

I don’t need any gifts for Mother’s Day. All I want is a piece of Denny’s French toast smothered in butter and syrup.
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What A Croc! Nabbed By The Fashion Police


Posted Nov 9, 2009 5:50 PM

Crocs and Croc-wannabe's are springing up everywhere again, which reminds me of an encounter Holly had with the fashion police last Spring.
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