Dear Nathan: Help! My Daughter Is A Phone-Obsessed Terror!

DEAR NATHAN: Our 13-year-old is addicted to her phone. She stays on it for hours, and it’s affecting the time she goes to bed. She’s now starting to oversleep the alarm in the morning before school. She’s spoiled, and I’m afraid that removing or limiting phone privileges will lead to major problems with her protesting […]

Oh, How I Miss Summer Vacation…

George Bernard Shaw once said “Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.” When I was younger, I would have thought that ridiculous. “George Bernard Shaw is a stupid dummy,” I would have said. “Who cares about dumb Irish playwrights? Plus, his literary criticism was not as great as some […]

More Tips For An Exciting Conversation

A while back, I posted several ways to start a conversation for the more awkward amongst us. After all, it can be hard to make friends, particularly if everything that comes out of your mouth is complete and utter nonsense. In a continuation of my effort to help these people overcome their issues and remove themselves […]

The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

Attention gentlemen! We have a code red! Red alert! Sound the Alarms! Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. Right now, your eyes are darting across the room looking for anything that could pass as a suitable Mother’s Day gift. Your heart is rapidly speeding up, which might be an after effect of the 14 cups of coffee […]