Real Life With Boys: For The Hate Of The Game

Phases come in and out of your child’s life. It is a part of parenting that becomes clearer the longer you’ve been at it. The problem is that it’s difficult to recognize which obsession is a visitor in your kid’s life and which one will become a member of the family when you are in […]

The Great Pretender

I sat at the dinner table the other night, looking at my wonderful husband and my two smiling, chatty boys, and I realized something very important: I didn’t care at all about what anyone at that table was talking about. Truly. I could not care less. But I smiled and nodded as I slowly shut down […]

His Own Path: A Story of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Tears, “Free to Be You and Me” & West Point

My mother is an odd mix of proud, lippy liberal and sweet, non-confrontational Catholic girl from North Dakota. She spent years telling us to be kind, listen to our elders, say please and thank you and not step on others’ toes. She worked up to a swear word the way a pitcher winds up for a […]

Your Own Personal Roller Derby

A friend of mine has discovered roller derby. I should clarify because when I say “friend”, I mean “Facebook friend”. Which, as most of you know, means that this girl and I were acquaintances in another life (high school) and I would barely recognize her if we stood next to each other in line at […]

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Running After Ale

I'm constantly running after my toddler Ale (Á-le). I'm out of breath and having the best time!