Saturday, September 25, 2010

What is YA and why should you read it?

Young Adult fiction is on fire right now. Not only are novels like Harry Potter responsible for a surge in children's reading habits in recent years, they've forced adults — many of whom haven't picked up a book since their school days — to crack open a fresh spine and take the plunge. Kudos to J.K. and to Potter himself. The boost he gave to literacy worldwide was nothing short of magical.

Click here to read the full article as featured on Parenting Squad.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Father from the truth

Twenty years ago, a U.F.O. sighting would have been more likely.  Today, due to shifting cultural mores and a turbulent economy, the stay-at-home dad (SAHD) is an ever increasing reality. Clearly ‘Mr Mom’ is here to stay, so we’d better get used to the idea – fast. 

Women may have fought long and hard for equal footing in the boardroom, yet when it comes to doling out cuddles and packing lunches many are reluctant to admit that men make equally competent, equally caring caregivers...

Click here to read the full article which is currently featured on Real Zest.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Have toddler, will travel (so help me God)

Traveling with a toddler is like Russian roulette: You never know when you pull out of the driveway if you're going to get the euphoric empty revolver click or an all out blood-and-guts explosion. It can go either way, and sometimes it does, all in the same trip...

Click here to read the full article, now featured on Parenting Squad.

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Booby Trap

Breast is best. It’s a fact of nature endorsed by governments and parenting experts the world over. No one disputes the benefits of breastfeeding. What is objectionable, though, is the assumption that all mothers can and should do it. That moms who choose formula over breast milk are lazy and irresponsible, and clearly don’t have their baby’s best interests at heart.

Please click here to read the full article as featured on Real Zest.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The good news and the not-so-good news

Which do you want first?  The good, of course.  Little Green One will be sharing its wit and wonderment in pastures abroad.  Down south, to be precise: 

Real Zest -- Written by "some of the smartest, funniest, most thoughtful, strongest, incredibly vivacious and delightfully beautiful women on the planet!"  No, really, I didn't write that myself, but I must admit, it does have a ring. 

Parenting Squad -- Tips, hacks, and news for parents and their families.  You guessed it, I'm one of the hacks.

The not-so-good news is that, for the time being at least, LGO the blog will cease to exist in its current state. Instead, I will update this site regularly, letting you know when my articles appear elsewhere, in the sincerest hope that you will follow my trail, of drool and Crayolas as it were.

Putting LGO on hiatus was a tough decision.  But, contrary to popular belief, I can't be in more than one place at once AND plan a two year old's birthday party, AND write another novel, AND change stinky diapers, AND cook fabulous meals, AND feed those hungry dust bunnies...  So much for Superwoman!

Please keep in touch, won't you?