Kids



Giving Thanks… Literally

My parents recently took my 8-year old on a trip to Washington, D.C. and heroically marched him through as many museums and sites as they could cram in for three days.  Given that his energy level is in the stratosphere and his attention span is about a nanosecond, they had…





Welcome To Your First Kindergarten Rodeo

Let’s face it. The transition from pre-K to public school kindergarten can be frightening, overwhelming, and scary. And the kids may have some jitters, too. Getting your child from the familiar and quiet routines of pre-K–whether they stayed home, went to a private pre-K, or attended mom’s day out a…




Flying With Small Children

Hint: definitely put on your own oxygen mask before helping others. My first flight with a small child that belonged to me and was my responsibility was when my oldest (now almost 9) was 18 months. Somehow I had been talked into flying from San Antonio, Texas to San Diego,…