On Becoming a Work-From-Home-Mom

On Becoming a Work-From-Home-Mom

18 hours per week. My youngest is in preschool for 18 hr/wk. Max. Usually less if there’s an illness, holiday, vacation, half-day, teacher-in-service, field trip, homeroom party, or another activity that I like to be involved with at the school. I’m trying to launch a...
Tell Your Daughter that She’s Good at Math

Tell Your Daughter that She’s Good at Math

My mother recently told me a story about my four-year-old daughter. After asking her to count the Barbies they were playing with, my daughter told my mother to do it herself because she wasn’t good at counting. She continued telling her grandmother that her brother...
Three Words We Never Say in Our House

Three Words We Never Say in Our House

Call me old-fashioned, but I’m trying to protect my children and keep them innocent for as long as possible. We live in a cozy, safe suburb. I don’t watch the news while they’re awake – they barely know that television programming exists outside of cartoons and...
Fakesgiving: A Thanksgiving Host Survival Guide

Fakesgiving: A Thanksgiving Host Survival Guide

It’s Thanksgiving week! My in-laws are set to arrive from Ireland today and stay a whole week. No, they don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Europe – remember the Pilgrims shared the feast with Native Americans. Since Thanksgiving means time off from school and work,...