The zoo. It’s a wonderfully expensive opportunity to admire the beauty of exotic animals in their most pristine state: sleeping. It’s also one of the few places you can eat an expensive meal while sitting at a cafe that’s situated downwind from a hippopotamus. Where the stench of recycled oats and hay collides with the aroma of whatever you’re eating. READ MORE
My friend told me that in her daughter’s Social Studies class, the teacher has allowed the 15 year olds to choose their own discussion topic for the past few weeks. Without fail, they have chosen to talk about the Islamic State, and also without fail, each week a few of her classmates are in tears. READ MORE
Sit up straight. Say thank you. Be quiet. Keep your voice down. Say please. Sit still.
As parents we are constantly surrounded by suggestions on how to make our children behave properly. From parenting books to self-help books (because let’s face it, it’s always mom’s fault), there is an endless string of advice designed to guide us. READ MORE
1.) A full night’s sleep.
Make this a night when I don’t wake up in the middle of night thinking I hear a kid crying….and the kids are at Grandma’s. READ MORE