Do Dads Need Constant Praise for Doing Their Share?

In today’s NY Times Motherlode Blog, Marc Vachon wrote a great blog about why this whole idea of  constant appreciation can be belittling and demoralizing.  It’s an interesting post and really got me thinking about this whole idea of equal parenting.  In a perfect world we’d all be in a state of constant gratitude and […]

Little Co-op in the Big City

The words gratitude and thankfulness get thrown around a lot this time of year.  My daughters are in first grade and once again they had to write down what they were thankful for and draw the requisite picture.  They’ve been doing this since preschool and it doesn’t vary much – mommy, daddy, a toy, their […]