This is a great list of ideas for gifts for children other then actual "stuff". Most kids don't need more toys and most parents would really enjoy less junk cluttering up their house. I love the idea of giving kids things like lessons, classes or memberships.
Nine years ago, a doctor handed me a pink bundle and said, "She's yours."
And while it wasn't said out loud, I'm pretty sure the "don't screw her up" was implied. I could swear I heard it, though.
Wouldn’t you love to have a crystal ball that could show you what your child will be like when he is an adult? Would his disability define him? Would he overcome it to succeed and realize his dreams?
Kids will ask startling questions about money on a regular basis. It’s their job to be curious, and money is extra mysterious since grown-ups don’t talk about it enough and sometimes lie when they do.
Dear Mr. President,
Tomorrow, I will do the unthinkable. Once again, I will pass over a newborn. My heart will break, despite praying that I would not have to experience this pain for the fourth time.
Please read the rest of this article to see what else this working mom has to say.
I consider myself a hardcore feminist (I've even got the T-shirt), one attuned to all the gender stereotypes bombarding us daily. I work hard to combat them whenever and wherever I can. But I don't live in a vacuum, and I've found myself falling into traps I thought I could avoid: like talking tougher and playing rougher with my son than my daughter. Sometimes "Hey, buddy" just pops out while I'm tickling him with much less mercy than I showed my daughter at his age.