Birth & Vaccination: Are We REALLY Independent??
July 3rd, 2015
I don’t mean to be a buzz-kill, truly I don’t. It’s just that I made this pact with myself, on behalf of the wellbeing of mothers and babies: I decided a few years back to run this not-so-celebratory article every year on America’s birthday, as long as our country continues to show up so poorly […]
My Slow-Summer Manifesto
June 16th, 2015
“Manifesto” may be a bit strong. Let’s call it my Summer Declaration of Insouciance — and I invite you to join me! The rest of the year features so many “shoulds,” and we are all such dutiful, high-aiming accomplishers, am I right? With its naturally slower rhythm, summer is a great time to zero in […]
June 12th, 2015
The moment a guy first learns that his partner is pregnant — that he is going to become a father! — is momentous. For some, it sets off a riotous pinball cascade of doubts, fears, pride, excitement. For others, the inner landscape goes utterly silent. You get my point — it’s huge. And yet, aside from a congratulatory slap on the back… […]
My Child’s Out of School — Eek!
June 2nd, 2015
Are you quietly (or not-so-quietly) dreading your child’s school summer vacation — wondering how you’re going to fill the vast expanses of hot days with “bored” kids? How you’re going to stick to your values about screened media, while retaining your sanity? Oh, and by the way, hopefully enjoying some semblance of calm and enJOYment?! […]
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