I’ve been smiling a lot in the last 24 hours. Yesterday I found out I am a finalist in the annual Bloggers Idol contest, and today I have a parenting piece in the New York Times Motherlode Blog! Sorry if it sounds boasty – I’m just very excited!
Next week the Blogging contest begins. I’ll be updating with details and incessant begging for votes. (What’s that I just heard? Was that the sound of one big collective un-follow?)
In the meantime, here is the NY Times piece.
WHEN DO “FAMILY RULES” CHANGE FOR TEENAGERS?
By KRISTEN BRAKEMAN
“But I hate going to their house. The other kids ignore me and it’s boring,” my 9-year-old complained when I told her we were going to a dinner party with my old high school friends and their families.
“I don’t care. It’s a family dinner and we go as a family,” I insisted.
“Then why doesn’t Chloe have to go?”
Hmm. I should have known that decision would come back to bite me.
Life was easier when my children were young and my husband and I could (KEEP READING)
great congratulations Kristen and ya wish u all the best for the contest
thanks so much!
Hey, congrats! NY Times is a big deal. You deserve it — you’re a great writer.
Thanks so much. I’ve appreciated your support!
Gosh, I’ve got four kids (two now left home) and I’ve given up counting the mistakes I’ve made, and am still making. Now I work on theory, that as long as I can look myself in the eye, and know that I’ve tried to be fair, even if it didn’t always work out for the best, then that’s all I can do. Just keep going.
Congrats on the NYT piece — I’ve noted this for possible inclusion in a WordPress.com post or newsletter in the future. Do let us know if you’re published elsewhere, too!
Thanks so much Cheri! I’ve really appreciated all the support from WordPress!
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