Reflecting on priorities of family & work

Advantaging our Kids – How Much is Too Much (Little)?

My kids spent the entire afternoon of Sunday putting together a robot their aunt and uncle got them. They worked together without fighting and with almost no help from us. … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · 3 Comments

Homework – What is it good for?

Homework has become an ingrained part of our American educational system and an expectation of hard-charging parents in affluent communities across our country. I’m often frustrated with the homework that … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

PTO – I Use it or I Lose It (mentally, that is)

I sit here on Thursday morning, writing this blog. I normally don’t write my blogs during “work time”, but I have taken today off. My kids are on Spring Break … Continue reading

April 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

UPDATE!!! I Still Ain’t Raising No Quitter

It never fails. After my blog a couple of weeks ago, “I Ain’t Raising No Quitter” – my son proposes to quit the very thing I praised his diligence for … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

Me – Still Evolving

Every once in a while I need a reality check to make sure I’m not too jaded or biased. Last week provided such an opportunity. I read that the CFO … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Opting My Kids Out of Standardized Testing – A Clash of Work and Family

I’m just going to put it out there from the start – we’ve opted out our 3rd grade kids from standardized testing at their public school. ‘Tis the season in … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 5 Comments

An Apology to Dads Working, too?

Last week, Katharine Zaleski, former executive at the Huffington Post and Washington Post., made headlines apologizing to all of the working mothers she used to work with. She did not … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · 1 Comment