Time to dust off the old blog here and offer a few updates. First off — for those of you who don't know — I'm writing a second book! ParentShift: A Guide to Raising Children Without Timeouts, Reward Charts & Other Old-Fashioned Gimmicks is a joint effort between me and my parenting gurus/friends, Linda and Ty Hatfield, of Parenting from the Heart.Read More
A little belatedly: Thanks go out to the Independent Book Publishers Awards (AKA IPPY Award), which has awarded Relax, It's Just God: How and Why to Talk to Your Kids About Religion When You're Not Religious a Silver Medal by in the category of Parenting.Read More
After a year and a half, Brown Paper Press is finally starting to feel like more than just a "nice hobby." We're launching two great books (yes, I'm biased, but it's also totally true) Feb. 23. I'm Dyin' Here: A Life in the Paper by Tim Grobaty and Burdens by Water: An Unintended Memoir by Alan Rifkin are both on pre-sale for $16.99 at Amazon.Read More
They say launching a book is like having a baby.
They are wrong about that.
Because blood, that's why. And pain. And your mom pacing anxiously outside the door to the maternity ward because the nurses had been SO RIDICULOUSLY CONFIDENTRead More
My Holiday Cheatsheet for Nonreligious Parents is gaining a wider audience, having been picked up recently by the PBS NewsHour website. (Have I mentioned how much I love working with those guys?!) First, they ran my piece on Ash Wednesday and Lent. Then, this week, they ran my piece on Purim. You may have noticed they are a bit more conservative in their word usage; whereas it was originally called: "Quick! What the Hell is Purim?," The NewsHour changed it to "Quick! What the Heck is Purim?" Oh, PBS. You are so PG. But who's complaining?