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Back to School Conundrum | By Laura Fries
To those without kids, it seems a bit disingenuous, maybe even a little insulting, for parents to celebrate the kids going back to school as many seem to do. Parents are always talking about their kids and how they long for more quality time with the family. Of course, come summer, we realize how quickly [...]
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You’ll want to book the sitter for this one | By Ann Oldenburg
The movie is called Boyhood, but it could easily have been titled Parenthood. Movie critics have been raving about director Richard Linklater’s impressive, poignant and ambitious film about a boy (in theaters now). What makes it so unique is that he filmed the movie in 39 days – over the course of 12 years. And [...]
Peaking Too Soon | By Laura Fries
When my daughter turned 13, she wanted to get her ears pierced and go to Build a Bear Workshop. My husband couldn’t wrap his head around the contradiction, but it perfectly illustrated a common problem for ‘tweens: they are literally in between childhood and teen-dom. It’s a hard line to straddle and new research shows [...]
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Kids in the Kitchen | By Ann Oldenburg
Whether you’re on a vacation right now or having a nice staycation at home, spending time in the kitchen with your kids can be a fun, and rewarding, activity. I’m happy that all three of my sons like to try their hand at creating dishes, and they have their specialties – ranging from cheesy scrambled [...]
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How Awesome is this? | By Ann Oldenburg
Superheroes are everywhere these days. It seems a new comic book-based movie featuring a gang of invincible creatures arrives in theaters each weekend. But you don’t have to go to the movies to see an unusual and amusing clan of crime fighters known as The Awesomes. Hulu.com kicks off a second season of its original [...]
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