OVParenthttp://www.ovparent.comTop Blogsen-usMon, 18 Dec 2017 15:27:14 EDTMon, 18 Dec 2017 15:27:14 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssChristmas Magic as an Adulthttp://www.ovparent.com/page/blogs.detail/display/10844/Christmas-Magic-as-an-Adult.htmlI have magical memories of Christmas as a child. Christmas trees filled with brightly colored bulbs. Christmas music that started at Thanksgiving dinner. A full day dedicated to sugar cookie decoratin.Wed, 6 Dec 2017 08:15:07 EDTShining a Spotlight on Mental Illnesshttp://www.ovparent.com/page/blogs.detail/display/10843/Shining-a-Spotlight-on-Mental-Illness.htmlIt's not every day your neighbor talks openly about seeing demons or receiving electroshock therapy or having her stomach pumped. These are not topics that typically come up at the church coffee hour, school bus stop or employee break room.Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:57:06 EDTComparing Memorieshttp://www.ovparent.com/page/blogs.detail/display/10842/Comparing-Memories.htmlMy dad recently gave me a box of my childhood things that my mom had organized and set aside. I knew there would be some softball trophies, orchestra programs and report cards.Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:43:23 EDTPing Pong Parentinghttp://www.ovparent.com/page/blogs.detail/display/10841/Ping-Pong-Parenting.htmlOur family went on vacation this summer and there was a ping pong table in the basement of the house we stayed in.Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:59:36 EDTMom Friends: Parts Two, Three and Fourhttp://www.ovparent.com/page/blogs.detail/display/10840/Mom-Friends--Parts-Two,-Three-and-Four.htmlWhen my oldest was a toddler and preschooler, I was desperate to make mom friends. I went out of my way and out of my comfort zone to find other adults to talk to. I didn't even really care if our kids got along.Wed, 2 Aug 2017 10:48:54 EDT