|nto the Imagination!: How Kids Perceive Reality||
I love Halloween-the costumes, the candy. In fact, I didn't stop trick-or-treating until sometime in college, but by then I was chaperoned by a couple of grade school kids. One year, their parents gave me a pillow case and said, "why not try for a few mini-candy bars? We'll share." I was wearing...
|Editor's Note: Take Back Your Time||
On Oct. 24, American employees will have worked an entire year-that is, if they worked anywhere but the United States.
As crazy as it sounds, on Oct. 24 American workers will have put in as many hours on the job as their European counterparts do all year-but we Yanks still have another...
|Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators||
Have you ever finished reading a book to your kids and thought "I could do that"? Do you have stories scribbled on scraps of paper or lurking in your head? If you're interested in children's literature as a writer, illustrator or parent, you need to know about SCBWI.
The Society for...
|Halloween Treats Are Tricks||
Just in time for Halloween, I began reviewing timely new research from the American Dietetic Association. The study, which included more than 1,000 parents and children, finds that kids who are given the choice of primarily junk food over healthy food interpret it as a sign that they are...
|My Life As A Parent: Mommy Training||
Ah, the post-baby body. Let's not go into vivid detail-some of you may be eating. But if you're a mother, you know what I'm talking about. Those hips, those thighs, those two saggy tube socks waving in the wind hoping somebody doesn't trip on them. Things just aren't the same.