The Argument In Support Of Keeping Teens Busy. Very Busy.

I have mentioned somewhere before that I used to be critical of parents who keep their teens and kids busy. You know how the judgement goes, “KIDS ARE TOO BUSY THESE DAYS!” And then the dentures come loose and a cane goes flying… I think that might have been a legit argument in earlier decades […]

Parenting, Teens, and The Crisis of Time

I have always been a fairly fast mover. Involved in as many things as a day could hold. And then some. People who walk… um… not fast… drive me bonkers. Even when there is no time constraint there is still much to do, even if means walking to my car so I can just get home […]

It’s National Teen Driver Safety Week, y’all.

It’s National Teen Driver Safety Week, y’all. And I have partnered with IKnowEverything (a program of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) to help spread the word… DRINKING AND DRIVING IS BAD. I have been paid by responsibility.org to help spread the word. OK. Now that we have that out of the way… plus […]

Fourteen

My son. My first born. 14 years ago. Whoa. On your 14th birthday morning, you and I descended the stairs together. I reminisced, “Fourteen years ago today… at this very moment… I was in the BIGGEST pain of my life. The nurse had to yell at me to calm down.” I will never let you […]