Category: Safety

Nova Scotia schools will be back in session, and here’s the plan

Charge me triple for school supply fees. Ask me to buy hazmat suits for the class. Enlist me to be a volunteer bus monitor to make sure kids keep their masks on. Anything. Seriously, I will accommodate literally any request, as long as my kids can return to school and have a mostly normal life again.

Babies on the move

This column was originally written for Bedford magazine in the summer of 2011. *** I was sitting on the airplane, a few years back, puzzling over the woman walking slowly up and down the aisle. She had a toddler in front of her, and… Continue Reading “Babies on the move”

How (and why) we taught our kids to cross the street

It was a big step — about 15 little kid-sized steps, actually — letting our kids cross the street without an adult. I had no idea at what age it was supposed to happen, but I didn’t think it would be so soon. It’s… Continue Reading “How (and why) we taught our kids to cross the street”