Kid Quotes: Overheard Moments and Conversations

Exuberance after setting up an elaborate play scape: Emma (8 years old): Ready, set, play! Eight-year-old Emma talking to six-year-old Johnny Emma: I’m going to check the mail and then we need to work out a plan to save the universe. Johnny: Why do we need to save the universe? Emma: Because the sun is […]

Kids Need Cousins!

My brother recently moved to California – less than three hours from our house – and we spent Saturday and Sunday visiting them. I didn’t live near cousins growing  up, but I always loved getting together with them, and my kids had a wonderful time with these four cousins who they have only see two […]

Pretend Play Strengthens Sibling Relationships

I love watching my kids play together! Pretend play strengthens sibling relationships – I know from personal experience. Many of my fondest childhood memories involve playing with my siblings, and those memories help to maintain sibling bonds now that we are all grown up and live mostly far apart from one another. I suspect that […]

Hooray for Dads!

Happy Father’s Day! I am grateful to be married to a guy who is an awesome dad. Mike’s goofy sense of humor was one of the first things that caught my eye, and our kids love it as well. He understands the importance of hugs, storytelling, and spending time together as a family. Mike loves […]