Books, puns, and baked goods. What’s not to love? Loganberry Books in the Larchmere neighborhood of Cleveland celebrated their 15th year of the Edible Book Festival this past weekend, and it was a delight. Read More
Category Archives: Family
Kids will be kids, and we who work with children understand that. Adults aren’t guilty for their kids’ kid-like behavior—but they are responsible for how THEY, the adults, react to it. Read More
There are plenty of popular parenting styles out there–Helicopter parent, a Tiger mom , Free-range. Somehow, none of these metaphors quite fits a parenting style that is demanding yet lazy, fair-minded and respectful, and generally harmless. For that, I would like to introduce Skunk Parenting. Read More
A lot of moms don’t realize they have an executive function disorder like ADHD until their children are being diagnosed with one. Maybe it’s because motherhood makes it that much harder for our brains to function. Read More
Tired of the usual school fundraiser? Want to build community? Consider these Green Initiatives that have worked well for my kids’ Montessori school.
Bakster Sullivan checks out some products that are just his size from Petmate.com. Read More
NASA Astronaut Anne McClain’s official photos demonstrate her work-life balance. Courtesy: Business Insider Read More
Dakster welcomes us to the Hounds of Daksterville, where she’ll be documenting her journey into the world of service dogs. Read More
Party like the Murry family with this guide to foods and activities to help celebrate ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’ whether book or movie. Read More
Kids Martial Arts classes teach a lot of things: strength, confidence, discipline. But they also teach your kid to yell LOUD. It’s called their ‘kiai’. And there is a reason behind this ancient principle. One that could save your life. Read More
When you give a dog a pen,
She’ll want to try to write.
Every generation of teenagers thinks they can change the world. And then they grow up. And has the world changed? Maybe the now-grownups shouldn’t have given up. Read More
Are you going to shame Meg for her choice to focus on family instead of a career? I thought feminism had progressed beyond this. I thought we understood, now, that we have the right to choose what part of our life we want to most focus on. That’s feminism. Read More
ThinkGeek is the number one store for fandom-themed apparel. However, the baby and toddler clothes are somewhat limited and often sold out. So what is a geek parent to do? Read More
A Disney Cruise should be fun. For Dakster, it was a learning experience. Read More
GeekMom A.J. rarely cried when she was young and cool and child-free. Now she cries all the time, for every emotion, and it’s getting worse as she ages. Read More
GeekMom Patricia waxes boldly about her family’s youth sports situation. Read More
Could our teenage sons handle Dunkirk? After all, a teenager loses his life, and I have to admit I was pretty anxious when I left the theater in July. Read More
I’ve got an Echo Dot. She’s not exactly part of the family, nor is she as helpful as Rosie from ‘The Jetsons.’ Perhaps she could be, but I’ve not set her up to do all she is capable of doing. On purpose.
How do you fight the demons? How do you stop the doubts inside your head—those negative thoughts that tell you that what you’re doing is hopeless—from growing so big that they stop you from trying? Read More