It was a day that will live in infamy. Something I wasn’t expecting or prepared for. Something that sends chills up my spine and sends my mind into a tailspin: The day my son told me he had a girlfriend. When I heard those words come out of his mouth, I couldn’t believe it. He …Continue reading "My 8 Year-Old Got Married on the Playground"
I’m not paying for my kids to go to college. I refuse. I would do anything for my kids…but I won’t do that. First, I should preface this whole post by saying that I am a firm believer in the power of higher education. I think it is an amazing, wonderfully enriching experience that improved …Continue reading "Why I Don’t Have a College Fund for My Kids"
Millennials get a bad rap. According to other generations, we are basically the worst. Time Magazine recently published a cover story called “Help! My Parents are Millennials!” and the first paragraph featured a vegan stay at home dad with twin boys named Astral Defiance and Defy Aster. Uggggghhhh. Of all the Millennials they had to …Continue reading "Why Millennial Parents Just Might be the Best Ones Yet"
Parents, we need to talk to our kids about race. In this post, I am going to give you some ideas on how to get started. Honestly, this may be one of the toughest blog posts I have ever written. It is especially heavy to me because of the current social unrest over the tragic …Continue reading "Why You Need to Talk to Your Kids About Race (Especially if You’re White)"
Are you a kid person? When I had my first, after a while I realized I just didn’t “get” children, and as I have taken more of an active role in learning about parenting, I have noticed the same trait in a lot of other people. I’m not saying any of you are bad parents; …Continue reading "Evidence Based Parenting (I Love Science!)"
The Hero and the Villain. The good guy and the bad guy. A yin to a yang. Two sides of the same coin. Every story has a protagonist and an antagonist. It is tropes like these that we all love to watch and read; as a rule, people love watching the good guy defeat the bad …Continue reading "The Battle between Good and Evil"