Ready, Set … Let Go!

There were twice as many parents as teenagers in the room, light streaming through a Palladian window at one end. We were huddled with...

Parents First

A few years back, we were so completely consumed with life – attending back-to-school nights, planning Halloween costumes, working on a parenting magazine, managing...

Just You Wait

Sleeping through the night at eight weeks. Nursing like a champ every four hours. Potty training at two. “This one’s reading all the baby books,” the...

What it Takes

  The teacher all three of my women-children agree is the best they’ve ever had, admits he hated school when he was a kid. “And I was...

Battle of the Pool Bag Bulge!

Take a moment to think back to last summer. Did your pool bag seem to double in size over the course of the summer?...

Teen Drinking, Tots, and Potties

Q: When I was a teenager, I signed a contract with my dad that I wouldn’t drink alcohol until I was of legal age....

Dining Out With Kids?

Going out to eat with my family always seems like a great idea – at first. For a second or two, I forget that...

Dad for All Seasons

  “He’s here! He’s here! Paula’s date is here!” Our voices rang out like a trumpet fanfare. My father had already pushed the furniture to the...

How to Garden as a Family

Our family’s unexpected love of gardening began last spring when a friend gave me a large pot of flowers. When I brought it home,...

Got Wheels?

Most mornings, Peter Fraser packs up his laptop and paperwork to commute to his offices at Fraser Design, about 10 miles away. He also...