Hello, friends! How is your Summer going so far? Ours is starting big with a family trip to Europe. We’re traveling to Greece for a friend’s wedding. I haven’t been to Greece since 1989, and I’ve wanted to go back ever since. The wedding is in Thessaloniki, and then we’re onto the island of Mykonos, and then […]
I’m in Washington, DC right now at the Shot@Life Champion Summit learning about how to advocate for global access to childhood vaccines. You might remember hearing about Shot@Life before: last summer, you unlocked 500 vaccine donations by commenting on and sharing my Blogust ’14 post. Vaccines are a charged topic right now, so it was […]
In a move that epitomizes the phrase IT’S ABOUT TIME, Parent Hacks has a new look! Yes indeed. I now have a blog that can be properly searched, and can be viewed on a mobile phone. I know! If you’re interested in the back-end details, I’ve moved Parent Hacks from TypePad to WordPress. That’s no small feat for a […]
The best Thanksgiving hacks to help you plan ahead for a relaxed, nourishing holiday.
Last Spring I was invited to LAIKA for a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how The Boxtrolls was made. “Behind-the-scenes” anything is fascinating. But I was especially excited to learn about (and share with you) an example of a vital workplace filled with artists and technicians. Especially because my daughter is a budding artist herself.
Please take a minute to help Shot@Life unlock the last 10,000 vaccine donations on the way to the campaign goal of 60K.
Tiny Beautiful Things is an incredible read for parents, but not because it’s about parenthood.
I’ve got a download code for free advance screening tickets for ISLAND OF LEMURS: MADAGASCAR, playing 8/16/14 in IMAX 3D, at 11am at Regal Bridgeport Village!
On the ONE Campaign blog, I share my thoughts on a father’s choice to teach his sons about videogame violence by taking them to Israel and Syria. While I respect his choice, it wouldn’t be mine.
It’s one thing to make a movie. It’s another to do something completely new with the medium. From the promotional material for BOYHOOD: Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), […]