Interesting post, over on The Grass Stain Guru, about “Take Your Child To The Park… And Leave Them There Day” on Saturday, May 22. No, this isn’t “abandon your kid day” or “leave your toddler at the park day.” But this “day” is meant for kids as young and 7 and 8. Author Lenore Skenazy talks about this concept on her blog, Free Range Kids. She says: “The idea behind it is … [Read more...] about Would You Take Your 7-Year-Old to The Park — And Leave Her There?
My buddy Jen Singer over at MommaSaid.net is offering, in this great video, what might be the best gift we moms can receive on Mother’s Day: A reminder to Trust Your Gut. (Another great gift? Jen’s books. I love her Stop Second-Guessing Yourself series.) Thanks, Jen! Happy Mother’s Day, and thanks for helping us have a laugh. Related posts: Are You An All-Or-Nothing … [Read more...] about Mom, It’s OK To Trust Your Gut!
What do baseball slugger Mark McGwire and actors Vince Vaughn and Michael Landon have in common? They all wet the bed as kids. And all went on to speak out about it as adults to reassure both parents and kids that bedwetting is nothing to be ashamed of. And it’s certainly nothing to be punished for. Landon wrote that his mother would display his unwashed wet sheets on the … [Read more...] about Bedwetting: Here’s Help
My, it’s interesting to see what happens when pediatricians get a chance to vent about parents! I learned a lot in writing “Pediatricians’ Pet Peeves” for a number of regional parenting magazines. Here’s the first part of the article. Head over to New Jersey Family to read the whole thing. We all know the complaints we parents have now and then about visits to the doctor’s … [Read more...] about Pediatricians’ Pet Peeves
A dear family friend, Jessalyn Pinneo, recently sent me this note: Hey guys, I need your help. To celebrate my first year as a marathoner and the three marathons I’ve completed since last October, I’ve been working on a charity: water campaign to bring fresh, clean water to people who’ve been doing without around the world. My campaign is called Running for Life, and … [Read more...] about Feeling Thankful? Give The Gift of Clean Water