Category: Parenting

Yes, I bring my kids to my Zumba classes

You can hear the music before you reach the studio, and see the disco lights flashing through the window. I greet the other students and we chat for a few minutes as we change into our sneakers. But as I shed my hoodie and…

I gave my kids knives, and I’m glad

Giving my kids access to knives might have been my smartest parenting decision yet. I’m not sure why I didn’t do it earlier. It all started one day, a few weeks ago, when I was cleaning out our kitchen cabinets. I go kind of…

When your Mother’s Day isn’t the greatest …

I knew, going in, that this Mother’s Day wasn’t going to be particularly great. I had scheduled a sleepover at my mom’s for the night before, but it wasn’t the jammies-and-popcorn watching Clueless and Mean Girls, kind of sleepover that I like. It was “Let’s…