Category: Parenting

Why I don’t want my daughter to marry a vampire

My entrance into the world of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight began simply enough, prompted by my 13-year-old daughter’s request for a birthday party with a vampire theme. I was totally engaged by Meyer’s love story about a 100 year-old vampire named … Continue reading

When mom and dad disagree on violent video games

Question I dread this time of the year because of the constant conflicts with my ex-spouse regarding Christmas gifts for our two boys, who are 7 and 12 years of age. He buys them presents that are inappropriate and then … Continue reading

Wanted: Holiday Traditions

It’s Mary’s first holiday season and it makes me sentimental.  I think of all of the amazing family traditions we had growing up – and how I want Mary to remember our new family traditions that include her. I think … Continue reading

How to prevent another Penn State

There is a lot we don’t know about what really happened at Penn State but one thing seems apparent —bad things happened to children and they said little or nothing about it. I’m not blaming the kids. I’ve spent over … Continue reading

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