parenting

“Hallelujah!” Weekends
Recently, a couple wrote their children a half-warning, half-informative note detailing the dangers of waking their parents up before 10 a.m. on the weekend. The only exception to this rule was if there was an actual emergency, not just whining or squabbling between siblings. I have to admit that my…
Parenting 101
I remember as a child thinking that my parents knew everything. They always seemed to have the answers. Before I was a teenager, I looked up to them in awe of all that they knew. They were my heroes.
Time Flies When You’re a Parent
About half way through summer vacation every year I begin to crave the schedule and the normalcy that the school year brings. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the carefree days of summer I do. It’s just that I run out of things to do with all those footloose and fancy free days, and loo…
Naps Just Got Weird Thanks to Ostrich Pillow
Sometimes we just want to conk out in the middle of the day. You know what we’re talking about -- that 5-Hour Energy jerk made a fortune talking about it. You so desperately want to take a cat nap, but your so-called "job" doesn't provide you with a bed OR a pillow. Good…
Parents Have Tough Time Finding Qualified Babysitters
Any parent will tell you that it is tough to find a good babysitter, and even tougher to find that good babysitter available when you need him or her.
Even so, parents would rather have a qualified sitter stay with their children, or no sitter at all.