I remember I was just a young college student when I first heard of anaphylaxis to peanuts. The whole thing seemed like a gross over- exaggeration. I was so ignorant that I believed that you actually had to consume an allergen to have a reaction. Even more ignorant, I thought that hives would be the Read More →

When we were in Aruba, I took a picture of the girls as they clambered into the arms of a large tree. As they played in the branches, I remembered the poem, “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein (I have included the poem at the end of this blog as well as a link to Read More →

One concern that gnaws at me is aging. I was 40 years old when the girls were born, and I turned 41 just 3 months later. When I turn 50, the girls will be 9. Yes, when I turn 60, the girls will only be 19 years old! So, I worry because, well, that is Read More →

I used to wonder why some parents limited their children’s friends’ age groups, but now I understand that even a year can be a problem when the children are young. A one-year difference translates into different developmental stages, which makes interaction between children difficult. Older friends tend to dominate interaction with your children, though it Read More →