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A Stranger Took Pictures of My Kid: Parenting in A Digital World

A Stranger Took Pictures of My Kid: Parenting in A Digital World

Finding a balance of being polite and courteous but aware and protective in today’s society is difficult.  Unfortunately, I’ve not been able to come up with a short and sweet answer. Rather, the bittersweet taste of technology is the flavor of the future.  I doubt it will ever taste good to me.  

The Mile Walk Home From School

The Mile Walk Home From School

Knowing what I know about the importance of children getting daily exercise and fresh air (added bonus: I get exercise too), I recently decided we would start walking home from school.  

It has been a magical experience and I would like to share with you two discoveries I witnessed once I slowed life down to a walking pace.

A Review of Mary Poppins Returns: Did They Really Just Sing About Rape?

A Review of Mary Poppins Returns: Did They Really Just Sing About Rape?

There are many splendid and whimsical moments in the show.  Hell, I even started crying when Dick Van Dyke broke into song and dance toward the end. However, those moments could not outshine the darkness I found within the subtle and not so subtle storylines, which is what made me want to share my reflections with you my readers.

Shit, Let's Talk About It: The Importance of Not Shaming Your Child's Poo

Shit, Let's Talk About It:  The Importance of Not Shaming Your Child's Poo

Our poop tells the sordid tale of how our bodies are functioning.  It’s important to teach our children more than their letters and numbers.  We need to also teach them how their bodies work and how to use everyday poos...oops, I meant clues, to help manage their body and mind.