Open Letter to the Dad Who Chose the Door

You were there at conception -- brought your seed to the soiree. Congratulations, you successfully contributed to the population. Not much of an achievement, but what an honor. Too bad you don't fully understand what fatherhood entails, and the enormity of your personal responsibility to grow up and get your shit together in a real ...

A Letter to My Teen: The Truth About Love

Dear Teen, I think you're amazing, though you have this prickly, thorn-in-my-flesh way about you. You demand attention, like a barking dog that's spotted the mailman. And because you annoy me so well, you usually get it. You have a radiant smile that evokes a rather ridiculous response in me: proud tears any time, anywhere. Basically, ...

Six Ridiculous Things My Teen Said Recently (and they claim we never listen)

Having kids is a crazy adventure that calls for patience, flexibility, and a sense of humor the size of Texas. If you weren't a yogi before, it may be time to get a mat and a mantra. Seriously! Yoga and a hot cup of strong coffee have to be the best tools in my parenting-a-teen-survival kit. But ...