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 […]


Top 10 iPhone Apps for Bookworms

First of all, I do not own an iPhone or iPad. This makes me sad, but thankfully the App Store is still around for me to read vicariously. If I did have an iPhone, you can bet a good number of these apps would make it on there: