My 15-year-old daughter, Hannah, was reminiscing recently about elementary school — studying for tests in biology, world history, Spanish and algebra while reading “Lord of the Flies” will do that to a person — and I asked her what she remembered, specifically, from those early years.
Sometimes our family room looks more like an Internet cafe.
Perhaps you’ve never heard the term “humblebrag” – it’s annoying being a social-media vanguard who has to explain everything all the time, but I’ll try … #humblebrag – so here’s the UrbanDictionary.com definition:
You know the old sayings, the ones you learned as a child and repeat through the course of your life, to yourself or to your children or grandchildren:
There are only so many episodes of “Clean House” or “Hoarders” a person can watch before she grabs a few trash bags and heads into her son’s bedroom.
The holiday decorations have barely come down.
Another Christmas is over.
My family loves board games.
Like many holiday traditions, Elf on the Shelf began so innocently.
The remnants of our Thanksgiving turkey weren’t even in the fridge last week before my children started hassling me about my singing.
My son has reached the age where he prefers to say “thank you” on his own, thank you very much.
Want. Need. Wear. Read.
By now youve likely heard about this strategy for simplifying holiday gift-giving.
I love the phrase “hunker down.”
It’s no accident, I’m sure, that school book fairs coincide with parent-teacher conferences.
Growing up, I thought every family ate dinner together.
The grand old locust tree in our backyard started to drop limbs recently, like a battlefield enemy backed into a corner who staunchly reaches for the heavy artillery.
It’s been more than a decade since NBA player Allen Iverson’s infamous tirade about practice.
As soon as the temperature outside starts to drop, as we begin the slow process of digging out sweaters and storing away beach towels, my oven seems to emit a gravitational pull.
I finally have discovered a clear, practical, no-nonsense book about child-rearing.
Last winter as part of a sixth-grade language arts assignment, my son, Jack, had to choose a Greek god or goddess as the topic of his research project on Greek mythology.