I'm thrilled to share my latest article and my first for Preservation, the magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. They do wonderful work preserving historically and culturally important places in the United States, and I'm so happy to be a small part of this mission. It was also a blast to research this… Continue reading Preservation: Gas Stations Revisited
I'm a bit late (OK, a lot late) in sharing my latest essay for Cleveland Magazine. Its real headline (the one you see here) is the one my editor gave it, but I just like to call it "The Oma Pan." It's a story of stuff and memories and clutter and grandmas—I hope you'll take… Continue reading Cleveland Magazine: How Revisiting Family Heirlooms Brings about New Meaning
Allowing kids to try to meet (and master) real-life challenges helps them build a healthy, protective sense of self-efficacy. Happy to share my latest for the New York Times. Emptying the Dishwasher Can Enrich Kids’ Mental Health Published online February 11, 2021, and in print on February 14, 2021.
If you haven't heard about Bean Dad, lucky you, I think? (I'll explain. And briefly, I promise.) But, really, it is possible to be kind and to raise capable, independent kids. Here's my latest for Washington Post. How to Raise Capable Kids Without Feeling Like a Jerk Published in Washington Post, January 5, 2021 (Photo… Continue reading How to Raise Capable Kids Without Feeling Like a Jerk