Would You Let Your 8-Year-Old Play at the Park Without You?

Boo boos. Bathrooms. Predators. Those are the three big objections that keep coming up -- though not necessarily in that order -- when I mention that this coming Saturday, May 22, is, "Take Our Children to the Park...And Leave Them There Day."...

Learning to just let the kids get dirty

I'm the first to admit that sometimes, I'm a lazy Mom. I have two very small children that manage to take up all my resources and sanity on a daily basis, so it isn't uncommon for me to go into "survival mode" during the day. While the rest of my cou...

Are kids really overscheduled?

Jared and Sara both take swim lessons and acrobatics/gymnastics classes. We volunteer at a nursing home once a week for a couple of hours in the evening. Jared also takes taekwondo. We want to sign them both up for tap dance lessons (it runs in the f...


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