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...

Earth Day, Every Day

As editor of a widely read and highly regarded family lifestyle magazine, I am privy to important information to which most parents do not have...

Down! Set! Huh?

The reason I watch the Super Bowl (and I’m talking about the actual football game, mind you, and not just the commercials) is because...

Can’t Buy Me Love

To be honest, I’m not sure of the exact words she used. But I do remember thinking: My daughter is absolutely brilliant. In fact, I...

Dadenfreude!

Bad dad days. We all have them. Sometimes it’s just a nagging feeling: I’m not doing as good a parenting job as I could. Sometimes...

Get Your Teen Talking!

When it comes to communicating with your teen, there are ways to make him or her talk. While I do not profess to being...

Surviving Sleep Deprivation

I think every parent preparing for the arrival of a new baby knows that a certain amount of sleep deprivation is imminent. It’s just...