I was amazed when my kid…

I’m constantly amazed at how well they play with each other. And last night, I was amazed at how well they played with the girls who live next door. We had our neighbor and her two daughters, 2 and 4, over for dinner. After dinner, the kids all sat in the living room and played […]

What’s a parenting “fact” no one seems to acknowledge?

It’s not that no one acknowledges this, but I don’t think it can ever be fully expressed and understood until you are a parent: it’s really, really hard. It changes your entire sense of self and what life is and can be like. If you’re like me and never pictured yourself having children, it can […]

Describe your parenting style

I think I fit best in the “free-range parenting” category. From Wikipedia: Free–range parenting is the concept of raising children in the spirit of encouraging them to function independently and with little parental supervision, in accordance of their age of development and with a reasonable acceptance of realistic personal risks. The early days in the […]