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Tough father versus mother nature
Thu, Aug 25, 2011, 4:20 PM
With Irene coming and the Not-So-Great East Coast Earthquake of 2011 behind us, I naturally worry about nature’s effects on the Little...
Gap week blues
Tue, Aug 23, 2011, 10:18 AM
Now comes Gap Week, the aptly named five days between the end of summer programs for kids and the start of the school year. In our house,...
Dad goes Falwell on kids' lingerie
Mon, Aug 22, 2011, 11:50 AM
I’ve always considered myself to be a modern person. But when it comes to my 7-year-old daughter, there’s something very 1957...
Daddy tries to know the unknown
Thu, Aug 18, 2011, 3:50 PM
I love hearing the Little Girl talk about her life. In sweet tangles of conversation that are sometimes difficult to follow, I listen to her...
Daddy lunch meat, trying to cope
Wed, Aug 17, 2011, 4:24 PM
I’ve been spending a lot of time lately caring for my dad, who was hurt in a car accident. At the same time, my daughter has begun crying...
Little girl faces big reality
Wed, Aug 10, 2011, 7:52 AM
My dad was hospitalized after a car accident the other day. He's fairly banged up with a bunch of broken bones, but he'll live. The dilemma...
Brave daughter, proud pop
Fri, Aug 5, 2011, 3:26 PM
I saw courage the other day, raw and simple. My daughter was at a community pool for the first time. It had a high, twisting slide that dropped...
Tooth fairy falling on hard times
Thu, Aug 4, 2011, 8:18 AM
In a recent survey, Visa found that the tooth fairy leaves an average of $2.60 per child's tooth -- 40 cents less per tooth than last year...
Alfred Lubrano works for the enterprise team. Previously, he wrote about poverty, and before that, he was a feature writer and columnist.