Parenting From the Passenger Seat

This piece originally appeared in the March 2018 ‘Feminism’ issue of Fernie Fix Magazine.   Last month’s column advised this is not the time for parents to check out even if we feel burned out, because teen years are often when the wheels fall off the wagon. Teenagers are still assembling a picture of the Read more about Parenting From the Passenger Seat[…]

Managing Burn Out While Parenting Your Cat

This piece originally appeared in the February 2018 ‘Simplify’ issue of Fernie Fix Magazine.   Once upon a time you had a small child in your home. This child loved to be with you, missed you when you were gone, came running into your arms when you returned, and could play with you all day. Read more about Managing Burn Out While Parenting Your Cat[…]

Planning Ahead: Make the Most of Time With Your Teen

This piece originally appeared in the January 2018 ‘The New Year’ issue of Fernie Fix Magazine.   A series of charts on the Internet (in an article called The Tail End) break down how much time there is within a hypothetical 90-year lifespan to spend on things that matter. The author of these charts, Tim Read more about Planning Ahead: Make the Most of Time With Your Teen[…]