Archive for the ‘Parenting & Families’ Category

Next to Normal

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

On Broadway there is a  play called “Next to Normal.”  It’s a musical on how suburban households cope with crisis and how hard parents try to keep families intact.  I thought to myself when I saw this, what is a “normal” family anyway?  

Remembering Mama

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

This is Mother’s Day….2008.  It’s the first Mother’s Day without my mother.  She died in March after living a long and relatively happy life.  I admit to being a bit sad that she is not here today.  After all, she was the best mother anyone could have.   I was sitting in the doctor’s office […]

Coming of Age Day

Monday, January 14th, 2008

It’s ironic that Coming of Age Day is today.  You see, my son turned 25 today.   One of the most significant changes for him is that his car insurance goes down to almost half of what it was yesterday.   Funny how one day makes a difference.   For our family, the Coming of […]

The #2 Key Ingredient for Parents to Help Children Succeed in School

Friday, September 28th, 2007

We hear many parents say that it’s the schools job to teach children. I’m not really sure where parents are coming from when they say that. It may be said out of frustration…out of anger…out of the lack of feeling a parent has the any ability to help their children succeed…out of remembering how difficult […]

The #1 Key Ingredient to Help Children Succeed in School

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

There are a multitude of things a parent can do to assure their child gets the best education possible. One of those ingredients is so often left out of the equation.