Opinion

Teen Driving: How We Shot Ourselves in the Head in California

At some point – and I could go figure out when this happened but it pretty much doesn’t matter –…

Parenting

The Joys of Midlife: A Kid that Can Drive and Three Things…

Katie is finally a junior and this summer she got her license. That means I don’t have to drive her…

High School

Someone Get Me a Xanax, It’s Finals Time

Look closely at that photo: On Friday she was barfing her guts out with the 24 hour flu; the bucket’s…

Parenting

Just Got Off the Bus in Times Square

You can’t have her, she’s alllll mine…. A good friend of mine remembers his adolescence amazingly well. As I described…

Parenting

LTS is the YOLO for the Over Forty Crowd

I think his nickname is OJ…just sayin’… If you have been living under a rock or simply been too busy…

Middle School

Every Body Eats! Unleashing Katie’s Passion for Learning

Yeah, it sounds nuts. What the heck am I talking about? When I learned a long time ago that neuron…

Middle School

Blog Action Day 2012 – The Power of We is the Key to Successful Parenting

There is nothing that rings more true for a single mom. I chose to be a single mom. When I…

Parenting

The College Solution: Our Fantastic Evening with Lynn O’Shaughnessy

We attended one the best events about college finance and planning last night at Santa Cruz High School. Steven Shapiro…

Middle School

Unlearning Parenting

“Mom, you have to stop,” Katie tells me firmly but still calmly. Thank goodness she’s patient. “You know,” I said,…

Middle School

Holy Crap! I’ve Turned into a Curmudgeon

Um, no stopping in the red zone! Jeez. I am way too cool and too hip to be such a…

Middle School

Out Here in The Middle: Changing America One Parent at a Time

Patricia Heaton as Frankie Heck on ABC’s The Middle. I was extremely moved by the events in Arizona last weekend…

Parenting

Baby Borrowers: TV You Can Watch with the Family

Have you watched The Baby Borrowers yet? I am not a big one for reality TV, I don’t even watch…

Parenting

Chicken Little: The Night the Sky Fell

Today’s blog is strictly personal. Last weekend, we made a mistake. We accidentally forgot to open the door to our…

Parenting

Family Feud: Three Generations Compete on the Wii Fit!

I had no idea what I was getting into. Sure I wanted to try the new Wii Fit. It sounded…

Parenting

I Got Your Innovation Right Here! Top Ten Ways Tech Could Help Tired Moms

Some days, I am so wiped out I just want to make a bowl of microwave popcorn, grab a Diet…

Parenting

The School Talent Show, Twitter, American Idol and the Joy of Parenting

Permission slips were due last Friday for the school talent show. Let’s get real, this is elementary school – how…

Parenting

Bloggers Unite for Human Rights: Five Family Films that will Foster Discussion

Today, around the world, bloggers are coming together to write about a single topic: Human Rights. An online event sponsored…

Parenting

Cyber Gramma: Why I Still Need My Mom in a High Tech World

It’s Mother’s Day and my kid has been sick all weekend so I really didn’t get a chance to pull…

Parenting

Wrist Strong with Stephen Colbert on Our Trip to Washington DC

I read a headline today that caught my attention, “How Do People Find the Time to Watch Television?” Boy, I…