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Structure & the Scheduled Kidlet

My kidlet likes a schedule.I’m ruled by time, with alarms for everything from taking out the recycling to not forgetting to eat ice cream...

Up (and Down) the Creek

Our family lives not too far from Bowker Creek. We pass over its hidden waters or walk along its concrete banks several times a...

Papa’s Privacy Policy

Doesn’t have to be “Papa’s,” of course. Please replace that with whichever guardianship title suits you. I just like alliteration.Also, I’m not a lawyer....

A Simple Reminder

Back when our baby boy was a new addition in our house, I was on that horrendous newborn schedule, where some mornings I found...

The Actual Reality About Virtual Reality

Screen time is one of the biggest concerns/struggles/die-on-the-hill battles faced by modern parents.How much is too much? How can I cut it down? Why...

Heart, Broken

Recently, as I was flicking through photos on my iPhone, I stumbled across a pair of back-to-back selfies I’d taken last May. In the...

Parenting Resolutions

I present the following humorous anecdote to you, fellow frazzled parents, so you can relate with a mournful and commiserative chuckle (and then buy...

Training Wheels

My kid is cautious.Sure she’s adept at charging across the room and tackling me flat onto the couch, leaping onto my back without warning...

A Family’s Life in Exile

I write this column not from my usual perch: a cramped corner desk in our kids’ playroom, atop an inflated Swiss ball to ease...

Oct/Nov 2020

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