Family Life

Preschool Triumphs

My daughter loves preschool. And I couldn’t be happier.   We had a very rough transition to preschool. She’s only three and a half, and there was a part of me that thought that she could wait and just have the one year of

Mothering is Hard Work

Being a mom is tough work.  I don’t care who you are — rich or poor, married or single, first time or experienced, mothering is hard work. This evening I made a new meal for my family.  It was a spaghetti squash casserole filled

Soothing Parents and Children After A Tragedy

By Jessica Williams for kidsinthehouse.com   In light of the fatal school shooting at Sparks Middle School, Kidsinthehouse.com offers this video from Maggie Kline, L.M.F.T., which discusses what parents should do with their children after a school tragedy. Maggie Kline, L.M.F.T., is a psychologist, a senior faculty

The Anxiety of Loving

A lesson for my son about the link between love and anxiety, and an opportunity for us to teach him  effective tools for working with his own worry. A few nights after our cat’s initial escape, she vanished into the night again. And again our nine year old