One of my clearest childhood memories is a summer day when my best friend came over while both our moms were at work. We were sitting on the burnt orange shag carpet in our house, when the episode of ChiPs we were watching was interrupted by the sound of sirens wailing. We grabbed our sandwiches and [...]
Tag: raising boys
Our 2020 printable summer read-aloud list is here!
We're excited to share our 2020 printable summer read-aloud list with you all! With pools closing or limiting attendance, camps cancelled, and so many other disappointments for our kids this summer, we're trying to look for the silver lining...and (ahem) some activities that will keep them busy during these long days. So, we've created this [...]
How to turn all this quantity time into quality time…without losing your mind in the process.
This post is based on a talk we gave to the Moms & More preschool moms group at Christ Presbyterian Church. Week 1 of the quarantine: we're rearranging our homes to start the new and exciting, if unexpected, process of homeschooling our kids. We're sitting by the fire and reading books. We created a sourdough [...]
How toxic masculinity is hurting our boys’ friendships and what we can do about it
I know I'm not the only parent wringing her hands about The Miseducation of the American Boy. After all the progress we've made, Peggy Orenstein's article exposed an underbelly of stubborn toxic masculinity that still pervades locker rooms, frat houses, and athletic teams. The TL;DR version is that while feminism has opened up multiple avenues [...]