Wisdom from Storyteller Winston Stephens

Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on July 25, 2012.I am a self-proclaimed “storytelling advocate,” and I believe every parent should tell their own stories to their children.  I’ve been thinking of ways to try to inspire parents to do this, so it was only natural that I should interview my storytelling … Continue reading Wisdom from Storyteller Winston Stephens

There is no consensus on how to raise kids

Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on July 18, 2012. “As time passes we all get better at blazing a trail through the thicket of advice." --Margot Bennett, Scottish-Australian writer Last week my family and I were shopping at the mall of Georgia, and while we were at our obligatory stop at … Continue reading There is no consensus on how to raise kids

Introverts and Coffeeshops

Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on July 4, 2012. It can only be divine intervention that has brought me to this café/coffeeshop this morning to write a column.  Alone.  Sans Children.  Actually, it’s because my five-year-old is in camp, and my wonderful husband volunteered to take the two-year-old to the park. … Continue reading Introverts and Coffeeshops

Tadpole Update #3: We have Froglets!!

It's been an exciting morning for us in the Pabis household!  We just checked on our tadpoles, and two of them have FRONT AND BACK legs!!  This happened overnight because we looked at them yesterday.  Two days ago I also took photos, and they had back legs then too.  You can see those photos and … Continue reading Tadpole Update #3: We have Froglets!!