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January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!


Let's turn down a notch our unending quests to try harder or be better versions of ourselves.

April 8, 2004

Bedtime Stories


Parenting books had forewarned me, but I still stepped right into the trap.

March 1, 2004

Challenging Journey: Food Allergies


The story of one family's experience with learning how to care for their son, who has severe food allergies. 

June 16, 2003

Priority One


Tom Mayer writes about the decision to become an at-home father.

October 4, 2002

Table Talk


Talk may be cheap...

July 1, 2002

Not An Interloper


House-husband. Primary caregiver. At-home parent. Full-time dad. All these terms are descriptive, but I usually describe myself as an at-home dad.

May 25, 2002

Teens - Provide and Advocate


This article is the last of a five-part series designed to share parents' 

April 25, 2002

Model and Consult


Teens must have ever increasing opportunities to practice reasoning and decision making: “In order to strengthen their decision-making skills, teens need environments that prese

March 25, 2002

Teens - Guide and Limit


    This is the third in a series of articles in which parents of teens share the

February 25, 2002

Teens - Monitor and Observe


This is the second in a series designed to share parents' experiences with raisin

January 13, 2002

Raising Teens


Do you ever read parenting advice from experts and wonder how to actually put the recommendations to use in real life?

October 4, 2001

Motherhood and Advocacy, Complementary Roles


Less than 20 miles from Washington, DC, there are 6600 acres of protected lands on the Mason Neck peninsula along the Potomac River.