Category: Parenting

When your firstborn starts school

Dear Mrs. M, You don’t know my son yet, but we have been talking about you all summer. He is bursting with excitement as he waits impatiently for the first day of school, and checks daily to make sure his brand-new backpack is still… Continue Reading “When your firstborn starts school”

An open letter to my son’s primary teacher

Dear Mrs. M, You don’t know my son yet, but we have been talking about you all summer. He is bursting with excitement as he waits impatiently for the first day of school, and checks daily to make sure his brand-new backpack is still… Continue Reading “An open letter to my son’s primary teacher”

Easy bento lunches (without buying those crazy-expensive boxes)

A dinosaur-shaped sandwich surrounded by star-shaped pieces of cheese. A container of yogurt dressed up with a few sprinkles. A toothpick skewering little chunks of apples, strawberries and grapes. There’s something about tiny portions of all different foods that makes lunch SO VERY EXCITING… Continue Reading “Easy bento lunches (without buying those crazy-expensive boxes)”

When your kids are sore losers

Can you make a career out of playing Snakes and Ladders? If so, I think our three-year-old will qualify for a hefty entrance scholarship. She’s some kind of Snakes and Ladders prodigy. She wins every single time, even though she can barely figure out… Continue Reading “When your kids are sore losers”

When preschoolers text

You know when you write something, and you have a feel this will be one of the pieces that gets readers sending emails and commenting — fast and furious? I shared my latest parenting column on my Facebook page about 30 seconds ago, and… Continue Reading “When preschoolers text”