My Kids

So, sometimes we find ourselves amplifying our kids’ strengths,  sometimes we find ourselves lamenting our kids’ struggles.  Often, in this day and age, we are seems to be reluctant to be okay seeing the truth in who they are, because there is so much pressure to present a good front.   I say poop to that.  …

Read More

I Love to Watch You Play

“I love to watch you play.” The simplest six words you can say to your kids, with a surprising amount of power. It started with an article written in February 2012, called What Makes A Nightmare Sports Parent — And What Makes A Great One.  The article was pretty much about what you think it …

Read More

10 Ways to Top a Baked Potato

A baked potato is so lovely just on its own, with a pat of good butter, a sprinkle of coarse salt.  But it can also become dinner; a wonderful translators of leftovers into a meal, and a way to serve myriad people at the table with the odds and ends that are in the fridge. …

Read More

Bulgur Wheat, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Gratin

Getting more whole grains onto our tables is something most of us are thinking about, and in fact possibly even stressing about.  Before you start cooking with them they can seem so mysterious, so intimidating.  They are just a grain, like rice or anything else, and they can enter your cooking repertoire in so many …

Read More

Sandy Hook Promise

Shockingly the 1-year anniversary of Sandy Hook is approaching.  Shockingly first because it happened in the first place.  Shockingly because it sometimes still doesn’t seem quite real, so it’s hard to imagine what this past year has been like for the parents and kids and educators and community who have had unsolicited front row tickets …

Read More