Roadkill Goldfish

Emotional baggage from a parent’s alcoholism can sometimes be a blessing in disguise

Emotional baggage from a parent’s alcoholism can sometimes be a blessing in disguise

Confession time. I carry around some heavy baggage. But I don’t travel. I have a few emotional suitcases stuffed with feelings about things that have happened to me, and unfortunately, lugging this crap around has had some negative effects on…

STAAR turns Spring into a parenting nightmare

STAAR turns Spring into a parenting nightmare

April and May are the worst months to be a Texas parent. We’re expected to send our children off to two or more four-hour internments where they are forbidden to move, eat, drink or use the rest room. Each internment…

When is a child old enough to do things on his own?

When is a child old enough to do things on his own?

I transitioned from helicopter parent to free-range parent. And my kids are OK. At least I think they are. I started out as one of those over-protective, over-controlling and over-perfecting parents who hovered around my kids and swooped in whenever…

How to feed and fillet the trolls

How to feed and fillet the trolls

Bloggers crave feedback from our readers. We truly want to know what you think because your comments serve two important purposes: they help generate discussion and the sharing of ideas, and they provide us with the feedback we need to…

Women are scary and other issues with female friendship

Women are scary and other issues with female friendship

Confession time. I have a hard time making friends. Especially with women. Women scare me. I tuned out of the whole estrogen-bonding thing back in high school when I realized dealing with girls involved way too much drama. Nonetheless, I…

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