Parenting

In Praise of Independent Play

In Praise of Independent Play

“See Katie, that dad is doing it right,” my mom remarked as we hung out at the playground with my toddler son. I instinctively rolled my eyes…

The Four Gift Rule

The Four Gift Rule

“I don’t need this at all!” Around the holidays my family always shares a laugh over the time I – at age four – shouted that phrase on Christmas morning after receiving…