Category: Parenting mistakes

When school cohorts form playground cliques

In my daughter’s entire eight-and-a-half years, I don’t think anything she’s ever said has shocked me as much as what she admitted last week.

The life-changing magic of adding water to cornstarch

I paused for a second. “Maybe later.” I was hurrying to clean up the kitchen in between phone calls, since a snow day for the kids doesn’t mean I get snow day from my work. I was flustered and already thinking through my next task for as soon as I could escape back down to my home office.

Sick of summer snacks

Summer vacation has barely begun, and already I am sick to death of the constant requests for snacks! I pack my kids’ lunches — I know how much food they eat during a typical school-day. Why is it that during July and August, their… Continue Reading “Sick of summer snacks”