A small son can charm himself into, and out of, most things.
-Jenny de Vries

How much duck could a turkey chuck?

by lesliedinaberg on November 20, 2009

I giggle every time I hear the word “Turducken.” I’m not entirely sure why. Maybe it’s the first four letters, or the “duck” (literally) in the middle, but Turducken references abound this time of year and I can’t help but chuckle every time I hear or read the word. I’ve never even tasted Turducken, though […]

Recess Rage

by lesliedinaberg on November 13, 2009

When kids don’t get to run around and play, we all pay the price. This is why I’m absolutely dumbfounded that all educators don’t get this very simple and painfully obvious reality: when they don’t play, we all pay-dearly! This is also why I get so worked up when I hear about teachers punishing a […]

Is Shouting the New Spanking?

by lesliedinaberg on November 6, 2009

Spanking—like fountain pens, hardback Webster’s Dictionaries, and control top panty hose—is one of those things that is still around, but hardly ever used anymore. According to a recent story in the New York Times, shouting has taken its place as the discipline du jour. “Many in today’s pregnancy-flaunting, soccer-cheering, organic-snack-proffering generation of parents would never […]