How Not To Teach Your Child To Ride A Bike

"Teach him to ride a bike", they said. "It will be fun", they said.

Teaching my son to ride a bike crossed me over to the Dark Side.

After a childhood spent watching “The Wonder Years” and “The Cosby Show”, I naively looked forward to the day that I would teach my child to ride a bicycle. I could picture it so clearly: The sun would be shining, the grass would be the perfect green to compliment the azure blue of the sky,… Read More

Confessions of a Tooth Fairy.

An ode to my daughter on the momentous occasion of her first lost tooth.

tooth fairy

Today was the day your moment of truth. You’ve been waiting and hoping to lose this loose tooth. You could hardly believe it, you cried (with joy…) you danced round the garden screaming “Oh boy!” In front of the mirror you examined your teeth, some gaps on the top and some underneath. And then you… Read More