We don’t have a lot of regular paid chores in our house – basic household activities, like putting laundry away or clearing dishes, are treated as just part of being in the family. We do, however, have projects – lots of projects. Projects like helping organize the garage, or being the kid host for one of Mom’s work-related events. Projects that are really gigs, actually.
Back to school is, as we know, a complicated time. While we may feel relief about getting back to predictable schedules, there’s also a lot of emotion (They’re growing up!) and anxiety (Will they have a good year?). But that’s just us. For our kids — and for our girls, especially — it’s even more complicated. And for every one worry we have, they have at least 10. Read More
If it’s not already upon you, then it’s sure to start soon. You know what I’m talking about, right? If the displays of fresh Ticerongas, Bics and 5-Star Notebooks that appeared sometime in early July aren’t tip-off enough, then let me be your reminder: Your kid is probably going back soon. And if you’re anything like me, you have mixed feelings about that.Read More
It was one of the more shocking moments of my parenthood, no exaggeration. More shocking than the time Emilia punched a boy for bullying, or the time that she accused me of calling her an asshole (more on that some other time!) Which is saying something.Read More
Origin stories are never as simple as their delivery. We tell ourselves that a heroine was born at the moment she came into her powers or learned of them, but the activation is hardly as quick as the flip of the switch. Read More