Category: Parenting mistakes

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…

Momo Challenge a wake-up call for parents

When I was in my second year of university, I made the mistake of watching The Ring. I’d watched plenty of horror movies before and wasn’t bothered — well, except for that one traumatizing viewing of Candyman when I was eight. I can’t say…