I was thrilled to be asked to be a part of AOL’s “Acting Disruptive,” the brainchild of wunderkind Max Lugavere, who produces and hosts content about science, technology and disruptive thinking. We spent the day together hanging in my bathroom, kitchen and car, and it was a total pleasure. While we were driving, I asked him what he felt his parents DID RIGHT in terms of raising him. It’s a question I like to ask young adults, and the answers I get are always surprising and usually enlightening; Max’s answers were both. Plus, as you can read yourself, the guy is funny. He offered to write a post for WTF about what his parents DID RIGHT. Here it is. Lucky us. -Flicka Read More
My five year-old little girl does NOT want my help to dress herself anymore. I mean like, none. Any suggestions I tactfully make to her, trying to steer her in any coordinated combo decision are starkly refuted with an “I GOT it mahm!!!” Read More
Never in a million, trillion, gazillion years would I have ever, EVER thought that one of the biggest decisions of my life would be when and if I should let my son use the men’s room. Without me. Alone in there. With men. Read More
Yesterday was the first day of kindergarten for my daughter, and she was simply a rock star. No tears—only excitement for her. On the other hand, my stomach was in knots, and I had to beat back the urge to take my child by the hand and run.
We arrived at school early so I could analyze the traffic flow and familiarize us both with the before-school standard operating procedures. Call me crazy, but Read More
So, Mary Poppins has this thing with a spoonful of sugar, right? But has Mary Poppins ever had to wait 40 minutes with three children at CVS on a Friday night for a prescription? This would be a medicine the pediatrician told you that your child would not get better without, and that it would “not taste pleasant”….that you’d “certainly want to mix it with something” to make it go down a little easier.
Right. Read More