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‘Dead’ has lessons for us in the land of the living

April 13, 2014 Anyone who knows me, even casually, knows that I love a good story. An enthralling novel, a gripping film or even a well-written television show — if the plot is compelling, I’m hooked. more »»

Mom gets confirmation that kids know what matters

April 6, 2014 When you hear the word “confirmation,” it’s typically associated with the official verification of a thing such as an event, a purchase or even a reservatio. more »»

No foolin’, take some time out to fight Parkinson’s

March 30, 2014 I know, I know it’s almost April Fool’s Day. I hate April Fool’s Day, and you know wh. more »»

Spelling bee casts a spell on one family

March 23, 2014 The thing about the spelling bee is, it’s stoopid and un-kewl. Unless you or, better still, your child happen to be a finalist in it. more »»

The advantages of those birthday milestones

March 16, 2014 My hubby recently celebrated a birthday and, without giving too much away, I think it’s fair to say that he is quickly approaching one that is considered a milestone. more »»

Now’s the perfect time to learn about Lent

March 9, 2014 It’s back. No, not Spring, silly heads. I’m fairly certain that’s canceled this year. more »»

Mom baffled by teenage boy’s metabolism

March 2, 2014 I’m not sure about that whole “If March comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb” business. more »»

An Olympics fan says farewell as the flame goes out

February 23, 2014 Well, this is it. Last day of the XXII Winter Olympic Games from Sochi, Russia. Sigh. It’s always such a letdown when the Olympics en. more »»

Thoughts of high school send Mom into panic mode

February 16, 2014 It all started out so innocently; just a boy and his mum shooting the breeze. “Wanna hear something cool?” said he. “Always,” I responded candidl. more »»

Thoughts of high school send Mom into panic mode

February 16, 2014 It all started out so innocently; just a boy and his mum shooting the breeze. “Wanna hear something cool?” said he. “Always,” I responded candidl. more »»

A conversation on all things Valentine’s Day

February 9, 2014 Well, don’t look now but it’s nearly Valentine’s Day. more »»

Weather-weary, we turn to rodents for guidance

February 2, 2014 A hearty hip hip and hurray! For the arguably stupidest way For folks decide Whether winter will hide … Or stay put; yep, it is Groundhog Day. more »»

Here's to you, Father Christopher Cicero

January 26, 2014 It's been quite a strange week for old PK. more »»

There’s a lot to be learned from the flock

January 19, 2014 Honk if you love geese. Oh, I know they leave little green pellets in the yard and all. Right, sometimes the pellets aren’t so little. Blec. more »»

Buckling down to get through another winter

January 12, 2014 Well, we knew it was coming; it does at the same time every year. more »»

Remembering one who has gone too soon

January 5, 2014 The first column of 2014 … but really an extension of the last column of 2013. more »»

Looking back and looking forward to 2014

December 29, 2013 Can it be the last column of 2013, already? Sigh. It doesn’t seem like another year could have elapsed so quickly. And what a difference a year make. more »»

Twas Three Days Before Christmas ...

December 22, 2013 And so it is time, once again, for the PK version of “Twas the Night Before Christmas. more »»

Ordinary mom transforms into Swim Mom

December 15, 2013 Ahem. Let it be known that I am declaring this 15th day of December in the year of our Lord 2013 as the date on which I am officially, unequivocally and quite proudly a “Swim Mom. more »»

Spreading germs instead of holiday cheer

December 8, 2013 You know the best thing about getting the flu right before the holidays? Yeah, me neither. Maybe it’s all the time you can spend just lounging around, doing nothin. more »»

 
 

 

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