Help Your Kids Beat the Bedtime Blues

(Editor’s note: Lima shares some night-time sanity-saving strategies. Thanks Lima!) Bed-time can be battle-time for many parents. Settling your children down with a nice bedtime story seems a simple enough idea in principle. But when your child has dragged themselves into the living room for the umpteenth time, insisting they don’t feel tired, and can […]


The boys were gone again last week. The younger kids returned Thursday afternoon, and we picked up the older boys from camp on Friday. Thus began Re-Entry*, a phase in which boys leave the excitement of camp (or Grandma’s house) and adjust back to our family routine. When the older boys were around the age […]