OVParenthttp://www.ovparent.comTop Blogsen-usMon, 25 Sep 2017 07:51:39 EDTMon, 25 Sep 2017 07:51:39 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssMom Friends: Parts Two, Three and Fourhttp://www.ovparent.com/page/blogs.detail/display/10840/Mom-Friends--Parts-Two,-Three-and-Four.htmlWhen my oldest was a toddler and preschooler, I was desperate to make mom friends. I went out of my way and out of my comfort zone to find other adults to talk to. I didn't even really care if our kids got along.Wed, 2 Aug 2017 10:48:54 EDTJust Waithttp://www.ovparent.com/page/blogs.detail/display/10839/Just-Wait.htmlOne and a half days left of school for the year. Fifth grade and Kindergarten are coming to a close and I don't have to rush my kids out the door at 7am for three whole months.Mon, 22 May 2017 15:00:58 EDTDabbling Vs. Expertisehttp://www.ovparent.com/page/blogs.detail/display/10838/Dabbling-Vs.-Expertise.htmlI'm pretty sure I'm not raising the next Kobe Bryant, Yo-Yo Ma, or Albert Einstein. And that's OK. When I put the kids in extra-curricular activities, I do it so they will learn life skills, not so they will be prodigies.Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:51:51 EDTChristmas Sockshttp://www.ovparent.com/page/blogs.detail/display/10836/Christmas-Socks.html"Those you have loved deeply and who have died live on in you, not just as memories but as real presences." -Henri Nouwen <P> Every year for Christmas, my mom would give her girls fuzzy socks.Mon, 9 Jan 2017 16:17:46 EDTSelf-Carehttp://www.ovparent.com/page/blogs.detail/display/10835/Self-Care.htmlMoms tend to talk a lot about this strange concept of "self-care." Probably, for most of us, motherhood is the first time in our lives we give much thought to consciously making space for it. Before that, it was just part of lif.Mon, 5 Dec 2016 13:51:40 EDT