Please enter a valid email address. Sign Up! Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again. Viral Blogs The Six Fighting Words All Couples Know and Hate By M. | Sep 3, 2015 After being married for two decades, I’ve noticed a couple of things about arguing with my husband. Probably the most ... Read More → Vacation Daddy By M. | Jul 6, 2016 Something happens to my husband when we go on vacation. He turns into what we refer to as, Vacation Daddy. ... Read More → The Wallet Years: The Worst Stage of Parenting? By M. | Oct 16, 2018 There is much debate about the worst stage of parenting. Is it when they are newborns and don’t sleep? Is ... Read More → The Default Parent™ By M. | Sep 16, 2014 Are you the default parent? If you have to think about it, you’re not. You’d know. Trust me. The default ... Read More → The Beautiful Maddening Contradiction of Teenagers By M. | Jan 27, 2017 I happen to love teenagers. Both the ones I’ve worked with for years and, most of the time, my own. ... Read More → A Letter to My Friends on New Year’s Day By M. | Jan 1, 2016 Dear Friends, It is the first day of the year and of course I want to wish you a Happy ... Read More → The Default Parent Resume By M. | Feb 15, 2016 Resumes are kind of my thing. My entire career has been evaluating applicants on their professional experience, but lately it occurs ... Read More → The Modern Midlife Crisis By M. | Sep 2, 2014 It's not your parents' midlife crisis. Hey, how’s your midlife crisis going? Mine’s great, thanks for asking. I can no ... Read More → Cheating Death: 30 Years of Borrowed Time By M. | Sep 7, 2015 We weren’t doing anything wrong. We weren’t drinking or doing drugs. We were good kids hanging out on the last ... Read More → Doing Time in Elementary School By M. | Sep 7, 2017 This is my 13th consecutive year with a child in elementary school. It’s also, finally, my last. I’ve done my ... Read More → Why I Wanted to Throw an Apple at My Husband’s Head for 20 Years By M. | Jun 7, 2017 This is the somewhat true story of how my husband eating an apple in the car for twenty years nearly, ... Read More → Parenting from the Couch By M. | Jan 14, 2015 Forget Tiger Moms and Helicopter Parenting and the latest parental wackiness I’m coining, Fighter Jet Escort Parenting, a disturbing mutation ... Read More → Vacation or Trip? A Helpful Guide for Parents By M. | Jul 14, 2015 So, you’re headed out on a family vacation this summer. Great news! But are you sure? Are you sure it’s ... Read More → Teenagers in the Mist By M. | Dec 5, 2016 Nestled deep within the quiet suburban setting, we come upon the natural habitat of the complex human, known as The ... Read More → Seven Signs of the Aging Apocalypse By M. | Jan 29, 2019 Locust? Famine? Floods? You wish. Nope. The Aging Apocalypse is not the end of the world, just the end of ... Read More → The Hair Pulling Madness of the Campus Tour By M. | Feb 23, 2017 I was a tour guide in college. I worked in admissions. I’ve consulted with students applying to college. I know ... Read More → 45 Years Old Isn’t the "New" Anything By M. | Aug 24, 2015 Turns out 45 years old is just 45 years old. An age that means you are old enough to not ... Read More → Hey Mom and Dad, Applying to College Is Killing My Mojo By M. | Oct 15, 2015 I have a vague recollection of my life before I was applying to college. There was this magical thing called ... Read More → Enjoy Every Minute of It? Do You Even Have Kids? By M. | Mar 24, 2016 "Enjoy every minute of it" is the most well-meaning piece of parenting advice, and yet, the most ridiculously delusional. This ... Read More → Open Letter To My Kids About Summer By M. | Jun 17, 2015 Hey Kids, Feel free to leave your stuff wherever you want this summer. Half drunk smoothies in the family room? ... Read More → The Legend of The Fourth of July in My Hometown By M. | Jul 4, 2017 When I was growing up, July 4th was my favorite holiday. Forget the high holy days, or even the guaranteed ... Read More → September is the Worst By M. | Sep 30, 2015 Not to be totally paranoid, but I’m pretty sure September is trying to kill me. Forget December and the holiday ... Read More → Most Recent Blogs The Hair Pulling Madness of the Campus Tour Vacation Daddy Vacation or Trip? A Helpful Guide for Parents The Wildly Unsurprising College Admissions Scandal Seven Signs of the Aging Apocalypse The Wallet Years: The Worst Stage of Parenting?