Tag: parenthood

Surfing on the CTA

Surfing on the CTA
I can remember the first time vividly. The blue beneath our feet looked harmless enough, light ripples in the sunlight—not a hint of warning about the turbulence to come. When the steamy, translucent gates parted, we waded in slowly, gradually ascending the heights until we reached a point of statis. Terra firma. Level ground. The... Read more »

Magic Powers and Mash-Ups: Finding Wonder Through the Eyes of Your Kids

I always believed I’d have a girl. A little mini-me in pigtails and polka dots, fancy shoes and frilly tutus. We’d bond over all things girlie: hair brushing, nail painting, craft making, cookie baking. But I’d also teach her that sweetness can be strong. She’d learn how to smack a tennis ball, when to speak... Read more »

Should You Compare Your Kids?

Should You Compare Your Kids?
It’s a cardinal rule of parenting that I’m convinced every couple with more than one child has broken: Thou shall not compare your kids. Try as you might to cherish each one for his or her unique gifts and talents, it’s simply inevitable. You go along for years with a single object of your undying... Read more »
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