Happy Kids, Happy Life at the Dinner Table

“I just want to have a happy, peaceful meal.” What parent hasn’t said this? There is a moment in the evolution of every young family that a peaceful and happy dinner seems impossible. Check out Kristie’s house where Wednesday night dinner is more hectic than usual. In...

Mommy Guilt

Katie was upset, “I don’t know where I should be!” Katie’s daughter was sick again and Katie’s work was already short-staffed. She was pulled in two directions, equally loving her new job and equally recognizing that she (and not her family member babysitter) should...

Shyness Is Like Skiing

I have a friend who teaches skiing. We’ve been friends since we skied together as young adults in the amazing Rocky Mountains more than a couple decades ago. Both of us have grown children now. Too bad we live in different parts of the continent, as I know our kids...