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)