Pick Your Weird

Pick Your Weird

In college, my pal, Martha, embarked on six weeks of The Red Diet. She ate only red and white foods, while red lights flashed on her tummy and drumming music blasted through the stereo. We chuckled watching her gobble up sirloin steaks (red meat), vanilla ice cream...
Home Alone: At What Age is It Safe?

Home Alone: At What Age is It Safe?

  Q.  My wife Marian and I are discussing when one or more of our kids ages 12, 8 and 6 can be left home alone and for what length of time. We also wonder how old a child has to be in order to be left in the car if one of us quickly runs into the store for one or...
Alistándonos

Alistándonos

Es agosto en Texas y eso solo puede significar una cosa: ¡hace muchísimo calor! Pero el sol se está poniendo un poco antes, y la ropa para el regreso a la escuela está aumentando. El cambio está en el (todavía caliente) aire.   Veo dos campos de pensamiento sobre...
Is Your Child Kindergarten Ready?

Is Your Child Kindergarten Ready?

When it was time for my first baby to start kindergarten, I couldn’t believe the time had gone so quickly. How could this little person be ready to spend all day away from me in the big school? Was she actually ready? By the time my twins were kindergarten-bound, I...
Tride and True For Transition to Middle School

Tride and True For Transition to Middle School

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents and tweens did not have a normal transition into middle school during 2020 and 2021. So, this fall maybe your child’s first real, in-person middle school experience, and that can feel overwhelming for both of you. As your...
Road Trip

Road Trip

I’ve been there. You’re packing for the summer car trip. You know that the destination will be amazing but the journey itself may present some challenges. So in order to keep the peace, you dole out the devices. Perhaps you embrace the moment for yourself with a...
Students Team Up for Carbon Capture

Students Team Up for Carbon Capture

  Austin-based biotech company Reactive Surfaces Ltd., LLP (RSL) will collaborate with high school students from St. Stephen’s Episcopal School to compete in the XPRIZE Carbon Removal Competition. The competition is funded by SpaceX, the Musk Foundation and Elon...
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