Parenting in Parallel

Father And Son Doing Yard Work Together.

No one denies that the pace of life is on a rapid uptick. We are more fragmented than at any previous point in history. We are trading deep relationships with a few treasured friends for shallow social media relationships with many. The constantly increasing pressure to succeed has resulted in farming out much of our  [read more] …

Tough Times

Family

It is interesting to be the parent of young adults because you begin to get glimpses into the workings of their minds as children. It never fails to surprise me. The catastrophic events, that came close to crushing my husband and me, glanced off their backs and left them totally unscathed. The special events we  [read more] …

Diluted!

watching TV with sweet teddy bear

Dilute: make (something) weaker in force, content, or value by modifying it or adding other elements to it. When our children were younger, we lived in a tiny town perched on the side of a breathtaking Colorado mountain. There were few cultural opportunities in this rural mountain area and my daughter, an accomplished violinist, opened  [read more] …