Most goals (like a second-grade research project) aren’t actually hard; they just take time Here at The Herald News, we have a scary elevator. From what I understand, it’s the second oldest in Massachusetts, and it took me a while … Continue reading 3+ME: Goals? Take the stairs
A live painting, a scavenger hunt, and talking to humans I don’t like talking to humans. My stepkids don’t like coloring books. For last week’s Bristol County Home & Garden Show, both dislikes posed a problem. Let’s start with my … Continue reading 3+ME: Try something different (like meeting readers!)
The world is full of beliefs, and we want the kids to understand that In a dark world ruled by dragons, a band of heroes comes to the rescue of hundreds of imprisoned humans. The heroes try to persuade the … Continue reading 3+ME: Fantasy, faith, and the trouble with church (part 2)
When you’re torn in different religious directions, what’s an Adult With Kids to do? Concert lights. Video games. A coffee shop complete with lattes, pastries and comfy seating. One doesn’t usually associate these things with a place of worship. But … Continue reading 3+ME: Coffee, faith and the trouble with church (part 1)
There used to be a TV show called “Kids Say the Darnedest Things.” It hasn’t aired in years, but if you’re around kids, you get a firsthand experience of this sentiment all the time. Since I met my stepkids in … Continue reading 3+ME: Kids, making adults chuckle since … well, since kids were invented
I made the mistake of watching a few episodes of “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.” And I was inspired — not to organize my closets and get rid of things that don’t “spark joy” — but to teach my stepkids … Continue reading 3+ME: The secret and illegal art of Option B
The kids are grounded. We’ve never actually done that before, and I’m still not sure we’re doing it right. Because in my mind, “grounding” means you’re stuck in the house except for school, and generally isolated from anything fun. It … Continue reading 3+ME: Say what you mean. Mean what you say.