Use Your Words: Why What You Say Around a Child Matters

My seven-year-old came inside from a raucous night of playing with his sister and some of their friends who live on either side of us and announced that one of his friends, a six-year-old girl in kindergarten, was called the F-word four times at school. "The F-word. I don't even know what it means," he scrunched up his eyes. "Well, that's something we'll discuss when you're a little older," I said, hoping I had defused the situation and we could move along. "F-U-C-K. Fuck. What does it even mean?" ...more

My Favorite 4-Letter Word

I mentioned in a earlier post that my Mom-in-love came to visit recently for Spring Break. (I call her this because mother-in-law has such a negative connotation, and she is not your typical mom-in-law.. she’s wonderful, and I thoroughly enjoy her company....more