• No Kids Allowed, Part 1
    Mommy↹Society

    No Kids Allowed, Part 1

    I maintain an active imagination. If I happen upon a lovely photo online of an isolated island paradise, I can literally visualize myself there, soaking in warm shade and sea air, a fortuitous daydream of this real or…

    April 19, 2018
  • To Baby Girl At Age 2
    Daddy↹Society

    To Baby Girl At Age 2

    To our daughter, who just turned two years old: We are truly so proud of you already. We are ecstatic to see you getting taller every time you wake up and we love listening to…

    April 15, 2018
  • Marathon of the 2
    Kids↹Sports

    Marathon of the 2

    My baby girl will be two years old tomorrow. I can’t say that I didn’t see this coming; along with the natural progression of childhood, time has its way of speeding and slowing in…

    April 12, 2018
  • Like Half-Dressed Cartoon Animals
    Kids↹Leisure Reading / TV

    Like Half-Dressed Cartoon Animals

    About five or so 3 a.m.’s ago, I woke up out of sleep because of this question: “Why are all cartoon animals shirtless or pant-less?” I am careful about using generalizations and considered the implications of…

    April 8, 2018
  • The Crying Games
    Kids↹Sports

    The Crying Games

    My 4-year-old son and my soon-to-be-2-year-old daughter have wrangled up a new kind of competition. It seems to entail, as its most fundamental groundwork, which one of them can cry first, longest, and loudest. I started to notice…

    April 4, 2018
  • Dear Vacuum Cleaner...A Love Story
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    Dear Vacuum Cleaner…A Love Story

    Firstly, allow me to admit that we’ve been through many vacuum cleaners in our short time as a family. In our 13 years of companionship, the hubs and I have housed 4 or 5 vacuums,…

    April 1, 2018
  • What Parents Know For Sure
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    What Parents Know For Sure

    There is no manual for parenthood, as much as we want it to be true. Parenting strategy usually arrives in ebb-and-flow, trial-and-error form, as much as we want it not to be true. Over time through the cultural doctrine…

    March 28, 2018
  • This March Weather
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    This March Weather

    March is usually a promising month for me. It marks the end of the winter season and the beginning of what I dub “the pollen season” here in Georgia. I’d definitely choose the yellow annoyance…

    March 25, 2018
  • Here Come the No's
    Food / Theater Kids↹Festival

    Here Come the No’s

    When a tornado may develop, there are several atmospheric signs to look for. The sky may turn green. The wind may stop abruptly. Hail may pelt the ground. A cloud of debris approaches. Conditions become way…

    March 24, 2018