Sociability, Community, and Kids

{not my daughter, just something I found on Flickr} I am stricken agape with the kind of sociable creature I’ve become at the hands of my daughter. She is well-known in our neighborhood for walking…

attaching and detaching

A couple of parenting books recently caught my attention: Alyson Schafer’s Ain’t Misbehavin’ (here‘s a review at BoingBoing) and Judith Warner’s Perfect Madness (excerpt here). Now that the girl is three (four in a week’s…

Birthday Madness

We’re in the midst of some heavy birthday madness here. There are four birthday parties in the next two weeks, plus the one we’re organizing for the girl. Combined with all the play-dates, festival appearances…