Is An Allergy For One An Allergy For All?

“No bread?  No beer?  You’re kidding me!” I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease almost 7 years ago but can clearly remember my doctor’s response to my initial, shocked discontent. The scrubs-clan doc calmly looked at me and said, “You know, Mr. Walsh, you’ll have no meds to take and will feel better right away.  This … [Read more…]

Dropping The Parental Ball: 3 Strategies for Ringing In The New Year With Kids

New Year’s Eve presents a choice for parents with young children like me: Is having some desperately needed adult fun worth the hassle of ushering tired kids through midnight and then dealing with their next day exhaustion? The annual ball-dropping party can spell doom for parents who enjoy the post 9 p.m. nightly silence provided … [Read more…]

My Son Is Not Gifted And I’m Glad

My son was disappointed when my wife broke the news, “Lynden, you didn’t make the Gifted Program at school.” He played-off his dejection, but I could tell the finality bothered him. I was relieved. Sure, there was a part of me that scoffed at the notion of my straight-A-earning, otherwise seemingly capable third grader wasn’t … [Read more…]