no more Steubenvilles (how to raise boys to be kind)

Kim Simon is a mother and social worker. She blogs at Mama By the Bay and tweets at www.twitter.com/mamabythebay When Max was just a few months old, I sat cross-legged on the floor with him in a circle of other mothers.  The facilitator for our “Mommy and Me” playgroup would throw a question out to the group, and […]

Sunday thoughts #5: when Christmas plans go to hell

We planned for a wonderful, traditional Christmas – all four kids are coming home! We wanted to do it right, to re-create Christmases past so that they would continue to remember us and their childhoods fondly and lovingly. We shopped for some big special meals, bought the gifts, lit up the house with our favorite […]