Thank You, J.K. Rowling, for Helping My Child Love Reading


When I was a kid, I hated writing thank-you notes. My grandmother made me write them. Now that I’m older, I appreciate her wisdom (and I make my kids write them, too.) So here’s a belated note: Thanks, J.K. Rowling--not for helping my son LEARN to read--but for helping him to learn to LOVE … [Read more...]

Ditching the New-Mom Guilt


I like lists. They give me the feeling (or maybe the illusion?) of being in control. Buy milk? Check. Get the oil changed? Check. But after I had my son, lists gave me another feeling—guilt. Mission: Unaccomplished Pre-baby, I had planned to do all sorts of things with him while he was … [Read more...]