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  • The Declaration of Individuality

    For those of us in these United States, Happy 4th of July. We call this Independence Day, for it…

  • 4.19 Screamfree

    She’s Leaving Home

    A year ago, we were planning our daughter’s graduation party. Now, she’s back with us after a great first year, working full-time to save money before she heads off to Europe for the fall semester. Next summer, the plan is to stay in her college town, 4 hours away, for an internship in her field of choice.

  • 4.11 screamfree parenting

    We’re Not Raising Kids

    In a jocular way, I often tell seminar audiences that we do our kids a disservice by telling them “You can do anything you want to do in life, you can be anything you want to be.”

  • ICYMI 14

    Most Fridays (and an occasional Monday) you’ll find me here posting a list of interesting things I found while looking around these internets of ours. It’s a little thing I like to call ICYMI*. *for those of you over a certain age who aren’t familiar with the way the kids speak these days, ICYMI stands […]

  • The 30 Year Old Baby

    “If you want a baby, have a new one. Don’t baby the old one.” (Jessamyn West) One of the ironies in life is that, often, when we operate out of doubt and fear, we drive ourselves to the very outcomes we are seeking to avoid. A 30 year old baby isn’t cute by anyone’s standards, […]