October, 2018

Talking about sex and booze — with kids and adults — is crucial

Parenting: So why don’t we ever do it? Comments (1)

September, 2018

Channeling her inner Shantell Martin

Parenting: This week, Steph wants to be herself, and get a lot accomplished. Comments (5)

Don’t talk to strangers? Ha!

Parenting: This week, Stephanie pleads with everyone to just say “Hello” to one another. Comment

August, 2018

The insane-family vacation. (Note the hyphen.)

Parenting: Well, insane parents, at least. Comment

Steph says it’s time to talk to strangers

Parenting: As William Butler Yeats so wisely put it, “There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met.” Comment

Let the kids be who they are

Parenting: While trying to figure out why her two sons are so different, Stephanie considers the important role teachers play in shaping a human being. Comments (1)

July, 2018

A trip out west proves it is still wild

Parenting: This week, Stephanie and her son negotiate the rapids of life. Comment

The long road to freedom

Parenting: On the heels of Independence Day, our columnist explains why learning to navigate family car trips is essential to understanding the true meaning of democracy. Comment

June, 2018

Note to self: I killed the cat

Parenting: Sure, the vet can say it was inevitable that it would die before its second birthday, but I know it was my fault. Comment

You have to believe we are magic

Parenting: Look, everybody has their “Xanadu” moment. Comment

May, 2018

Now she’s pissed about where she raised her kids

Parenting: Maybe Stephanie should have brought them up in the suburbs? Comments (3)

Lessons learned from an Englishman in New York

Parenting: Wow, Sting had it right all along. (And can you believe that song came out in 1985). Comment

April, 2018

Celebrating freedom for the two young men in her life

Parenting: This week, Stephanie figures it’s best to let boys be boys. Comments (1)

Suppose things aren’t the way they are supposed to be

Parenting: Our columnist reminds herself that life is what it is, not what it’s supposed to be. Comment

March, 2018

Scene and heard: Mom and son talk rap music!

Parenting: This week, Stephanie sits down with her 16-year-old and considers the finer elements of hip-hop. Comments (2)

Stephanie’s sweet smell of success

Parenting: Everyone has a different definition of success, and not all of them begin and end with a Lexus. Comment

Steph is positive she needs to think positively

Parenting: It’s the opposite of negative. Comment

February, 2018

Supporting my teen during trauma

Parenting: This week Steph learns that she doesn’t have all the answers, and that’s okay. Comments (2)

Teaching her college-bound boy to go with the flow

Parenting: Life is a highway, and Steph wants her boys to drive it all night long. Comment

January, 2018

Still right by his side

Parenting: This week, Stephanie survives her youngest son’s skiing accident. Comment

In 2018, what if we believed there was nothing wrong with us?

Parenting: This week, Stephanie gets deep. Comment

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