February 18, 2018

Growing up shouldn’t be easy

growing up shouldn't be easy

…Between delivering a few commencement addresses and listening to many more, here is what I believe graduates need to hear today. 1. Earn everything. It’s true that graduates today face a rough economy. Americans in their early 20s have to contend with a 10.6 percent unemployment rate — that’s twice the rate among people age… Read more

VIDEO: 0 to 14 in 4 minutes

0 to 14

A father films his daughter every week from birth until she’s 14-years-old.  The results give new meaning to the phrase, “She grew up before my eyes.”  

Growing up Unvaccinated


By Amy Parker I am the 70s child of a health nut. I wasn’t vaccinated. I was brought up on an incredibly healthy diet: no sugar til I was one, breastfed for over a year, organic homegrown vegetables, raw milk, no MSG, no additives, no aspartame…As healthy as my lifestyle seemed, I contracted measles, mumps, rubella,… Read more

Bindi Irwin Takes Over Dad’s Work

Bindi, whose Jungle Girl television series starred Steve in episodes before he died, is now 13 and she is firmly installed as the new face of the Australia Zoo empire, according to the Herald Sun. Read more  

Parental Growing Pains


I came across a piece I wrote nearly 3 years ago when my fourth baby quit nursing abruptly.  My other 3 had weaned gradually, and had nursed longer, but one day she’d simply moved on and I was surprised by my reaction to the change.   And as graduations and other milestones abound this time… Read more

The Countdown to Oprah’s Final Show

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Just a girl when Oprah debuted, I came of age watching her  and now have children of my own who watch the show with me when the content is appropriate (thank goodness for DVRs).  This article reflects on what Oprah has meant to our culture and what may be in store for the final show. Read… Read more