OVParenthttp://www.ovparent.comTop Blogsen-usTue, 23 Oct 2018 01:19:08 EDTTue, 23 Oct 2018 01:19:08 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssCleanliness Is Next to .... Impossiblehttp://www.ovparent.com/page/blogs.detail/display/10858/Cleanliness-Is-Next-to-....-Impossible.htmlI like a clean house. <P> If you dropped by tonight, however, you would call me a liar. And for good reason.Tue, 22 May 2018 16:13:18 EDTCandy bars and Confessions; Guilt and Gracehttp://www.ovparent.com/page/blogs.detail/display/10857/Candy-bars-and-Confessions;-Guilt-and-Grace.htmlWhen I was about 9 years old, I stole a candy bar from the Convenient Food Mart across the street from the apartment where I lived with my mom and older sister. I was with an older neighbor girl, my partner in crim.Mon, 14 May 2018 15:01:05 EDTA Mom of a Certain Agehttp://www.ovparent.com/page/blogs.detail/display/10852/A-Mom-of-a-Certain-Age.htmlEDITOR'S NOTE: This post originally was published in the author's weekly Ohio Valley Parent column in The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register on April 16. I am now a mom of a certain age. <P> This stage of life has its burdens to bear.Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:42:21 EDTThe Gift of the Starshttp://www.ovparent.com/page/blogs.detail/display/10851/The-Gift-of-the-Stars.html"That which does not kill us makes us stronger." - Friedrich Nietzsche As a mother, I worry about how my every decision, every action, every reaction will affect my daughter. And then I worry about how this crazy world is shaping her.Thu, 29 Mar 2018 10:31:23 EDTNot Bashful About Birthdayshttp://www.ovparent.com/page/blogs.detail/display/10849/Not-Bashful-About-Birthdays.htmlWhen we were growing up, birthdays for the most part were low key, celebrated with your favorite meal for supper, a Mom-made cake - sometimes layered! - and some gifts. Maybe a few friends were invited, maybe no.Tue, 13 Mar 2018 12:21:59 EDT