On Volunteering: My Anti-Helicopter Parents

The NYT has a fascinating article up titled “Frazzled Moms Push Back Against Volunteering,” which examines how some mothers have forcibly extricated themselves from increasingly overwhelming commitments to volunteer at their children’s schools. While the article overlooked the major elephant in the room, that fathers apparently feel untouched by any obligation to volunteer, commenters left no stone unturned in pointing the finger of self-righteous blame at dads, working moms, stay-at-home moms, over-achieving moms, basically any kind of mom, and the school districts themselves. Read More On Volunteering: My Anti-Helicopter Parents

We Try It: Cat Boredom Busting Laser Super Toy

I have three unique cats.  The oldest is approaching 19, and is clever and bitchy.  The middle cat is very affectionate and laid back.  The youngest isn’t terribly bright, but he does cute stuff.  He’s also a big fella, more on that later.  Anyway, as most cats are wont to do, all three of them get very excited about the laser pointer. Read More We Try It: Cat Boredom Busting Laser Super Toy