Down Hill - Why Birthdays Leading Up To A Milestone Age Suck

The other day, it occurred to me I have a birthday coming up. I began to think of gift ideas I could share with my husband (he always asks). Then I realized I am going to turn 46 ....more

Girl on a Mission

"Mommy, I'm sad about the animals who are in danger of becoming extinct." This is something I hear from my daughter every day. She is not just concerned about her favorite animal, the tiger. She worries about all endangered species ....more

Farewell, Summer!

OK, that's it! Summer's over for all of us now, isn't it? Labor Day has come and gone, the kids are back in school across the country, life returns to normal ....more

The Summer Series - Whit Honea

A copy of Whit Honea's book, The Parents' Phrase Book: Hundreds of Easy, Useful Phrases, Scripts, and Techniques for Every Situation, sits on my bedside table. That way, I have quick access when I need it. Which has happened on more than one occasion ....more

Back to school with love

Today, SB will complete her first week of Kindergarten. It's been a good one. She loves her school, her teacher, and has made friends easily ....more

The Summer Series - Paula Kliger

Paula Kiger lives in Tallahassee, FL, and believes her Twitter bio almost says it all: Wife of one, Mom of two, Friend of many. And it is Twitter where I first connected with her. Throughout the years, reading and writing have always been a thread running through her life ....more

One of a kind - Artwork painted by a tiger!

I have been spending a lot of time at our local zoo while SB attended camp there this summer. I took hundreds of photographs, some of which...more