It felt as though we were doing something unlawful or wrong as we loaded the family van last weekend and headed toward the Georgia coast. We filled the vehicle with suitcases, the kids’ scooters, the slip ’n slide and even a bouncy house, along with beach toys.After being home and largely shut in since mid-March, the feeling of cabin fever had set in long ago. Our nerves were shot after weeks of nothing but each other, our two dogs and our tiny home. The kids were arguing more, [...]
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What do we mean by autonomy? The dictionary defines autonomy as being “self-governing, independent.” In biology, it means to exist as an “independent organism and not as a mere form or state of development as an organism.” As parents, much of the time we are dealing with our children in a “state of development,” looking toward the time they will become “independent organisms.”Autonomy actually means more than independence in the sense [...]
In a few months, voters in the United States will choose the person who will become president for the next four years. You’ve probably heard a lot about the candidates. One is the current president, Donald Trump. The other, Joe Biden, was President Barack Obama’s vice president. You might have also seen the donkey and elephant as symbols of the parties the candidates represent. So have you ever wondered where those symbols came from?
I was standing by the pool in my father’s backyard, staring at a vintage stereo and mentally reminding myself to call my cousin Bobby to see if he wanted it or if I should donate it.On the concrete edge of the drained pool nearby stood a tower of glassware in various colors, mid-century modern pieces, mostly vases that my grandmother had collected over the years. They stood on a leaning shelf-like tower. It was at that moment that I thought to myself that the vases were leaning too [...]