Cookies for Firemen on 9/11

This is a guest post by Heather Jermak; mother of 3, an attorney, and New Orleans resident during Hurricane Katrina....more

$500 Million Program to Help Kids ‘Sit Still’ in Kindergarten

I was reading the news and came across this article ( on a new program to help kids “sit still” in the classroom. WTF?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok. Pardon me…was that my inside voice? What is wrong with this picture?!! ...more

Cooking with the boys

New Year's Resolutions

It’s cold and late and I’ve been in a sugar coma for the last few days of holiday celebrations. It’s that time of year when I evaluate the months passed and do some soul searching. During this week before the New Year rings in, I always take a moment to ask myself if I am who and where I wanted to be at this point in my life. I guess I take personal inventory....more

Teaching Boys Compassion

I’ve been maybe a little sappy lately. Maybe it’s hormonal, who knows? Maybe it’s the fact that Thanksgiving is around the corner and I feel grateful for many things. ...more

I still remember the first time I saw a woman and her children on the streets. I'd moved to San ...more

Pick up your poop!

 have a funny story for you! This is the second time I’m writing this since I lost it earlier…...more

Brett Favre: Another Great Example for Our Boys!

Another professional athlete, a man who should be aware that with his job comes the responsibility of being a role model to our youth, does something stupid and irresponsible. Like it or not, kids who watch sports, place these players on pedestals and look to them as examples....more

"Man Up!"?

Newsweek magazine recently published an article, "Man Up! The Traditional Male Is an Endangered Species, It’s time to re-think masculinity" which seems to have received mixed reviews....more

Is Life Really Fair?

I try to make sure everything is really fair. It’s only fair to be fair, right? To my kids (and probably yours) nothing is ever fair. In my kid’s minds, I always seem to give more of something to child and less to another....more

Responsibility and accountability

Things change, times change, people change. As a society, I feel that many people have forgotten about some of the basics in parenting. This post might be harsh to some of you – if I offend you, comment....more