Goals for the new year

Being completely perfect, I don't bother with New Year's resolutions. Instead, I like to set goals for the upcoming year -- targets to aim for. I don't always achieve them all (and, yes, I know I'm not really perfect) but I think it's a good thing to...

Life as Soccer Mom: the protective gear

Soccer is one of the only full contact sports that does not require any sort of head protection. In a world where nearly every sort of activity involves head covering of one type or another, I find this rather surprising. My children have helmets for...

Life as a soccer mom: When it all comes together

There are many ups and downs when it comes to being a soccer mom. There is the pressure to attend all games, whether they are played on the home field or in a town three hours away. This gets to be a scheduling challenge when you have more than one c...

The Wisdom of Mary P. (Part One): All I want is my kid to be happy

I don't usually cover two posts from the same blog in one week, let alone one day. However, Mary P., who writes Day Care Daze, has written two essays recently that have just blown me away. And basically, I really really wish that I had known her and ...


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