My Daughter Was A Child Actor

My Daughter Was A Child Actor

My daughter Morgan York was a child actor. I never thought I would have a kid in “the business” and it scared the crap out of me. Mostly because I thought she would be exposed to things she wasn’t emotionally ready for, but also because the last thing I wanted to be...
27 Things To Do With Your Kids On Christmas

27 Things To Do With Your Kids On Christmas

We are always looking for loving and fun activities with our children. The holidays are no different. No matter what your family structure; mom and dad, single mom, single dad, two dads, two moms or any other loving situation, celebrating Christmas is an opportunity...
8 Reasons To Say “I’m Sorry” To Your Child

8 Reasons To Say “I’m Sorry” To Your Child

While visiting an orphanage in India (Maher Ashram), Sister Lucy told me  a story about being awakened late one night by cries from the boys’ room. When she arrived, she discovered that, as they slept, someone had put hot pepper in their eyes. Sister Lucy examined and...
Pill Bugs And Other Gifts From Our Children

Pill Bugs And Other Gifts From Our Children

  I came home from school in the fourth grade and presented my mother with a self-portrait clay figurine, complete with my favorite blue dress and long blonde hair.  It fit in the palm of her hand. My sister gave her a shiny and expressive black and white tuxedo cat....
DMV or Enema? Enema, Please!

DMV or Enema? Enema, Please!

My stomach is already in knots. Thomas and I are headed to the Arleta DMV for his 8:00 AM driving test. I choke up as he quietly lists his “rules of the road” while merging onto the 170 freeway. He is sixteen and already the best (unlicensed) driver I’ve ever ridden...
6 Guidelines to Raising Kids With High Self-Esteem

6 Guidelines to Raising Kids With High Self-Esteem

I have consistently failed at parenting. By the time they were 6 months old, all three of my babies had rolled off the bed and bonked their heads. FAIL. They all got diaper rash, ate French fries and cookies that had fallen on the floor and watched bad TV. FIZZLE. As...
9/11 And How it Changed Me

9/11 And How it Changed Me

If we are old enough, we remember that horrible moment in September, 2001. The moment we heard. That morning was no different from any other morning. But then, in an instant, it was. And it changed everything. How did we make sense of it for our children? How do we...
CAITLYN

CAITLYN

An open response to the ignorant and disrespectful post to the basic rules of humanity, written by Matt Walsh for The Blaze.  A decade after we met, I sat across the Studio City California Pizza Kitchen table from my high school soul sister. She put the silly in my...

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