Tag Archive for 'parenting'

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 […]

From time to time I write these posts where I have a little bit to say about a lot of things. “Crumbs” of information, if you will. You get one of those today. * * * * * * * Maintaining a gluten free lifestyle isn’t an option for my middle child, M. Gluten makes […]

Last night the second of the two nurses infected with Ebola in Dallas arrived at Emory University Hospital which is within a few blocks of my house. I send Amber Vinson healing thoughts and wish her caregivers strength and resilience, as I thank them all for their sacrifice and service. When we drove home from school […]

Have you noticed, I’m not blogging as much as I used to blog? In June, Little A stopped napping. Mind you, she’s still waking up at night more nights than not and she takes anywhere from an hour to ninety minutes to go down at night. And, she’s waking at 5:15 a.m. ready to start […]

It’s been a few years now, but once upon a time a thirtysomething, single male former colleague of mine posted to Facebook, something that went like this: Just saw the craziest thing. There was a woman walking on the sidewalk down XYZ Road with a stroller and – get this – NO KID. I mean, […]

This isn’t going to be one of those posts where I tell you to put down your cellphone because “they’re only little once.” I have three kids, and sometimes the first eight minutes on the playground represent the only chunk of the day that I have to return phone calls, emails and texts without someone screaming, […]

Sex & the Sorority Girls

We swim at the pool of the nearby university and most all summer, it’s free of college kids. But they all moved back in recently for the start of school, so I was privy to some fascinating conversations as Little A and I swam a few weeks ago At first it was funny and sweet: a […]

Last night, I posted a link to this video to my Facebook page: It’s from the Strong4Life campaign: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta launched Strong4Life, a wellness movement designed to ignite societal change and reverse the epidemic of childhood obesity and its associated diseases in Georgia. When I posted the video, I asked for dialogue and […]

She Forgot

I purposely signed my big kids up for a precious few activities this summer. I wanted to spend time with them doing fun things instead of sending them off to have fun without me and (and this is a big and) all of those activities are expensive. So far we’ve enjoyed a trip to my […]