Are We There Yet? (June 2012)

Are We There Yet? (June 2012)

Are your kids summer readers?

I've always been a voracious reader -- except for those sleep-deprived baby years when the book would drop from my hand the minute I opened it. (My reading consisted mostly of board books and picture books during that period.)

Somehow, in the way all parents do, I expected my children to imitate my habits, plopping down with a book whenever there's a free minute.

You know you're on vacation when ...

We just got back from a week-long trip to the beach with my extended family, and I'm trying really hard to keep that vacation high -- even

A connection to Grandpa

My kids are growing up without their grandfathers.

My dad and my husband’s father both died before our children were born, and I’ve thought many times about what a loss that is.

Family road trips - memories for a lifetime

This column ran in the June 5 News-Gazette "Family" section. We've added a few more suggestions at the bottom from friends and readers - feel free to add to the list!

 

Tick-tick-tick-tick.

That’s the constant sound in my head every time I think about summers with my kids.