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Raising Sons

Realize that from day one, he’s wired to be self-reliant. Don’t change that. – Harrison My son turned four this month, and already he has me catching my breath as I watch him jump off high objects, flip on the trampoline, and show me what he whittled with his pocket knife. He wants to tie …

My Child is Not a Statistic

My child is not a statistic. They are not a growth chart. They are not a series of boxes I check that guarantee a happy healthy adult. Yet we live in a standardized world that attempts to eliminate the influence of a parent’s intuition—where anyone can look at a graph and believe they are making …

My Word For 2021: Miss Out

My word for this year, is “miss out.” Not, “no.” Not, “say yes to the best.” Because I’ve done those things. Every week I say no to opportunities, obligations, events, requests. But it’s not enough. The last three months I have been living my dream life. My dream town. My wonderful family. My dream job. …