Shaking Things Up in the New Year!

Happy New Year! Hope 2010 has been good to you so far. One of the first things I wrote this year was a parenting essay for Sesame Workshop’s web site. Enjoy! (Check out the new format – which features a photo of the writer and his/her child)
In this article, I share some of my resolutions as a parent for the coming year. One is to have a greater tolerance for my kids’ messes. Below is a picture of my daughter Olivia creating one of her fabulous concoctions, in which she raids our spice shelf. The one pictured here apparently features Old Bay mixed with…heaven knows what else. At least she realized it wasn’t wise to ask me to sample it…

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