Are Our Children Overusing Technology?
We live in a world of iPads, flat screen televisions, smart phones, GPS navigation systems, electric cars, the Internet. Our children are growing up in the fast-moving digital age. Now, toddlers can learn to count, learn to say the ABCs, learn to draw, learn their first words and recognize animal sounds, all on the iPad. [...]Read full story
Family Traditions: Do You Have Any?
Chicken pie instead of the traditional turkey for Thanksgiving. Black forest birthday cake every year. Saturday family dinner out. Ice cream on Sunday afternoons. Those were the answers of friends when asked, “What’s your family tradition?” I have a confession: when asked the same question, sadly, I came up with nothing. Not a thing. My [...]Read full story
My husband does not remember birthdays or anniversaries. He’s not a giver of flowers or fancy chocolate. He does however, fill the gas in my car when it’s running low because he knows that I don’t have time to do that. He goes out of his way to get me my favorite brand of ice [...]Read full story
Getting Physical, Baby
A year ago, for the first five months of his life, I spent every night holding my second son to sleep. Chest to chest, his head would be lolling slightly on my shoulder, mouth open just so, tired eyes finally closed. I would feel his weight, comfortable in my arms, all 15 pounds of soft [...]Read full story
How Motherhood Transforms Us
What is it about becoming a mother that transforms a woman? There is the heart (and hip) expanding. Did you know you could love that much? Did you think it could hurt so much to see your child in pain or ill? Did you know how fearful you would become, of the world you live [...]Read full story