When I was little, I relished spending time with my grandmother; I knew the contours of her apartment as well as I knew my own, and would giggle delightedly when she gave me rides down the hallway in a cardboard box "car." I always hoped my daughter Sophie would forge the type of … [Read more...] about How to Keep Long-Distance Grandparents Close
Work-Life Balance & Family
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we all have been existing in survival mode, doing the things necessary to keep our families safe. But I realize now I was existing in a different type of survival mode before the pandemic, one that involved shuttling myself from one activity to the next, … [Read more...] about How the Coronavirus Crisis Changed My Mindset
Our children are creatures of routine, and as the coronavirus crisis continues to affect all of us, their well-being is being impacted in profound ways -- and manifesting itself in feelings like toddler anxiety. In my household, my two-year-old, a champion sleeper since she was an infant, … [Read more...] about Is the Coronavirus Causing Your Toddler Anxiety?
My family has a honey-colored mini labradoodle, 24 pounds of pure, curly delight. Holly was our first baby, stumbling over the stairs, making messes, and reveling in our total adoration. But a couple of years later, our daughter Sophie's homecoming changed everything. Our formerly … [Read more...] about Dog Mom Guilt
"They are spoiled brats, troubled misfits, social aberrations; they’re attention-craving showboats, but also, somehow, reclusive weirdos." Those are just some of the stereotypes The Washington Post identified in an article about the rise of the only child. I myself am an only child, … [Read more...] about The Only Child