Why do your children need Hamilton in their lives? It’s true that the musical—a biopic of founding father Alexander Hamilton—is almost three hours long and tackles a variety of adult themes: war, government, sex, deceit, murder. It’s also, however, a great entry point into American history.
A few weeks ago, a fire sparked on a tiny trail on the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains in Anaheim, California. It moved fast, and through news reports, we watched it snake its way toward our sleepy, suburban neighborhood. By evening, there were mandatory evacuations about half a mile away from us.
The pet adoption process for my family was ... unexpected. One Saturday, when my six-year-old son was having a play date in our backyard with his cousin and his best preschool friend, a black cat came to visit. To them, the cat was more exciting than the waterslide and the popsicles I had brought out. They squealed,…
I used to hate kids. Now that I have two of them, I’m okay admitting that. In my twenties, I went around swearing I would never spawn—instead, I’d travel the world wild and free without ever having to change a diaper, listen to Barney songs, or pick up half-chewed Oreos from the floor.