Category: Parenting

#15 QOTW

#14 QOTW

“Autism” Speaks: Part 2

“Autism” Speaks: Part 2 Please read previous post for the first half of the story. Jacob is one of the cool guys. He has a superpower, the power of invisibility. Walks through halls like he’s wearing the One Ring. Kids look through him, as…

“Autism” Speaks

I apologize for being remiss in posting anything for a while. Family matters took priority, as I’m sure We the Average people understand. Those darn kids, always cramping our style! I’ve copied below the first half of a short story I wrote that was…

Are Youth Sports Too Competitive?

It might not be an issue for We the Average, who didn’t get the invitations to “select” soccer teams or have the money to pay for elite pitching lessons. But a great article in Parenting magazine reveals what we’ve known all along: competitive sports…

Parents’ Bill of Rights

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all parents are inherently flawed, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Sleep, Liberty from Unrealistic Expectations, and the Pursuit of Alcohol.

Bad mother spotted by dozens of onlookers!

A shocking report in The Onion stated a single mother with three children was spotted in Lincoln, NE, committing multiple crimes against parental decency and suburban child-rearing expectations. This is no longer an issue for the big cities, people; this outrage is happening in…

New Year’s Resolutions!

To:                  We the Average From:              The woman you won’t find in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul Re:                  Welcome to 2019! Time to celebrate, friends! The holidays are over; the days are getting longer; the haters are safely ensconced back in their…