December, 2013

Happy and fearless this holiday season

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie is really joyful — in a way she can’t get from a bottle. Comments (11).

The would, could, and should of it all

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie talks about her least-favorite six-letter, four-letter word. Comments (4).

November, 2013

Middle school was fine, until faced with it

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie worries her boy won’t make it in intermediate school without some familiar faces. Comments (5).

Teaching my kids to love the melting pot

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie reflects on her own upbringing while trying to figure it all out. Comments (7).

October, 2013

The seventh-grade itch: Steph’s son is growing up, but will she let go?

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie realizes that her son is getting older, and making decisions on his own, whether she likes it or not. Comments (5).

Should our columnist be naked in front of her kids?

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie wonders if it it is okay to let the little ones see a lot of her. Guess what. She thinks it is. Comments (12).

September, 2013

He’s got questions, and I don’t have answers

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie ponders the big questions that little kids ask. Comments (6).

Fall, not religion, rings in the new year for Steph

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie remembers why she chose to raise her kids outside her faith. Comments (12).

August, 2013

Smile, take a breath, and tell the boys to clean up the toilet

Fearless Parenting: The kids are back from camp, and it is back to the old roles. Comments (1).

Stephanie chimes in on opting out

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie wonders if she made the right decision when she left work to raise her kids. Comments (3).

Off to kids — and out into the world?

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie drops her two tots off at sleepaway camp, and wonders if it will be a preview of a time when they no longer live with her. Comment.

July, 2013

Lessons learned on a tour of Europe

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie travels to Europe, and lets her kids drink Coke and eat burgers. Comment.

Is honesty the best policy?

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie wonders how much she should reveal to her boys as they reach adolescence. Comment.

June, 2013

When all else fails, just pretend

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie figures out the answer to her prepubescient problems. Comment.

I’ve decided to let my kids make decisions

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie figures it good to let her kids determine if they should eat breakfast in the morning, even if it means they will be famished before lunch. Comments (3).

May, 2013

Stephanie looks for inspiration — to inspire

Fearless Parenting: This week, our fearless mom seeks your help in making the world a better place. Comments (2).

Fun? At 42? Is it posible?

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie wonders if it is okay for her to have some fun. Comments (5).

April, 2013

Telling a story that needs to be told

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie says “How I Met Your Mother” is way better than the evening news. Comments (1).

Teaching the lesson of Big Sur

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie tells Oscar to take a hike. Comment.

March, 2013

How much love is just enough love?

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie tries to measure the unmeasurable. Comments (1).

I’m sick and I need help!

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie trys to get the boys to act, well, like a mom. Comment.

February, 2013

Kids, dogs, and letting go of the leash

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie compares raising her kids to raising her dog. Comment.

Me? Perfect? Perish the thought

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie learns to let go. Comment.

January, 2013

The good, the sick, and the Elvis

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie figures a day of rest might not be so bad. Comments (1).

Requiem for a first kiss

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie discovers there are some things a mother can’t teach. Comment.

Eli’s found something to believe in

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie learns her son now believes in god — or something like it. Comments (3).

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