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Maxed Out in America: Can We Help Mom?

Maxed Out in America: Can We Help Mom?

Could our American culture maxing out us Moms? (And Dads?) Yup. It certainly is. And support for this stance can be found full throttle in the book, Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink. As a testament to the rising fever pitch of modern day challenges in raising children, Maxed Out joins the good company … Continue reading

Why We Need to Raise Free Range Kids

Why We Need to Raise Free Range Kids

Turns out we need our kids to be free-range along with our beef. That’s what journalist and author Lenore Skenazy touts in her book, Free Range Kids – Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry. I’ve read a number of “parenting” books recently. Not really because I’m looking for tips, but … Continue reading

As a Parent, There is Only Forward

One thing I struggle with greatly as a semi-new parent is that there is no going back to the way life used to be. Even if I protect three or four hours of time to go to the gym, shop online or call my mom, there is always the feeling of having to return to … Continue reading

The Art of Discipline, or Lack Thereof

Throughout my life I’ve prided myself on being a disciplined person. I get it in my head that I want to do something, and then I execute on that idea. This kind of thinking has allowed me to accomplish goals like traveling the world, building a career, playing musical instruments and building a family. Yet, … Continue reading