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Sometimes my kids' childhoods spark a memory from my own, even if it's not a significant one. Does that ever happen to you? My daughter's lost purse this weekend sent us on a small adventure and me…Continue
How did your Valentine's Day stack up? Did you pull out all the stops? Did the kids put a kink in the romance? Every year we've had to get creative with the day of cupid. Here's how we've managed to…Continue
I know my kids aren't the only ones who fight to be first at everything. From the minute we try to step out of the car, our afternoons are a whirlwind of fussing, fighting, and insanity. I just step…Continue
Karen Grossman has not received any gifts yet
While thousands of others hit the roads for the July 4th holiday, venturing to big city bashes or small towns for a slice of Americana, my family stayed home as we do every year and celebrated a fun hometown Fourth with friends. Read more...
Balance. It’s always been the strength in my marriage. While I quietly freak out with worry that my children need to be rushed to the emergency room, my husband calmly looks up from his reading fighting an eye roll and says, “Karen, it’s fine.”
While I submit my children to constant examination, poking, prodding, and “let me see it just one more time,” my husband checks out the Phillies’ score.
When I snuck away to Google a bull’s-eye rash that mysteriously appeared on my son…Continue
When I learned Jane O’Connor, author of the Fancy Nancy picture books, planned a book reading at our local bookstore, I was ecstatic, elated, overjoyed. For those of you not familiar with her books, that’s a fancy way of saying I was pretty excited and you can bet I planned to be there.
But my daughter had a soccer game at the same time and she didn’t…Continue
My son collects things. He accumulates armies of knobby creatures that he makes scream and knock each other down. He’s obsessed with Legos. If he gets one set, he wants the entire line to complete his collection. He collects erasers. Just the plain ones that sit on top of a pencil. He lines them up, makes patterns with them, battles them, who knows. During his Cars the movie era, I can’t tell you how many times we patrolled the toy aisle searching for the elusive Tex Dinoco. …Continue