Category Archive for 'Raising Kids'

I was talking to some moms at the playground¬†a few weeks ago. We all have rising second grade girls and we were saying how much we dreaded the onslaught of “girl drama.” Having been involved in a disproportionate share of “girl drama” in middle and high school – ohmygod, high school – this is a […]

Someone on a mom’s internet group I’m in once said that the most challenging part of being a parent for her was no longer having control over how she spends her time and energy. While the day-to-day is filled with many micro-challenges, on the macro-level, I don’t think truer words have ever been spoken. Each […]

Remembering B

My friend C lost her dad yesterday morning. C was one of the first girls I met when I moved to the town where I grew up. I met her in kindergarten and we lived in the same neighborhood. We spent a lot of time at each other’s houses. We were friends all the way […]

I was four months pregnant and my son was eleven months old. ¬†My son and I trekked out to the Atlanta airport to wish my grandparents and my dad, who was driving them, a farewell after a fun family wedding. My dad arrived before I did and waited as I got out of the car. […]