Posts tagged "mom"

A treat from my tween: appreciation of my lame craft project

A treat from my tween: appreciation of my lame craft project
Parenting tweens often leaves moms and dads feeling like they’ve had more than their fair share of tricks, but on occasion, it also means some sweet treats. By that, I mean more than just a few pieces of their kids’ Halloween candy, although that’s always tasty. One such treat for me is seeing my tween... Read more »

Realizing one of my tween dreams: Space Shuttle Discovery

Realizing one of my tween dreams: Space Shuttle Discovery
When I was a tween, I badly wanted to be an astronaut. I wasn’t unique. A large majority of tweens in the 1980s had dreams of orbiting our planet as a member of NASA. Today’s thirtysomethings were tweens when the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred, and it’s a very vivid memory for many. Attendance at... Read more »

Jessica Ridgeway's disappearance will impact how my tween gets to elementary school

Jessica Ridgeway's disappearance will impact how my tween gets to elementary school
Sad update: On Fri., Oct. 12, authorities identified the body found in the park as Jessica Ridgeway’s body. Jessica Ridgeway disappeared on the way to school last Friday. She never appeared at the neighborhood park where she was  to meet friends for the one-mile walk to her elementary school. When I read that a body... Read more »
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Karen Putz shares what she's learned as the mom of deaf and hard of hearing children in "The Parenting Journey"

Karen Putz shares what she's learned as the mom of deaf and hard of hearing children in "The Parenting Journey"
Karen Putz’s recently released book The Parenting Journey, Raising Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children chronicles her parenting journey and shares the wisdom she’s gained as the parent of three. She grew up hard of hearing and became deaf as a teen. When her own kids began losing their hearing one by one, she quickly... Read more »