Behind the Parenting Mask

Parents are pretty good at wearing masks, keeping up a solid front in the face of stressful situations, making sure the kiddos don’t know when things are barely in our control. Most parents are good at that. Even I, who has been told by several people that every emotion I’m feeling is seen on my face -- even I am pretty good at putting up an fairly controlled front.One night last week during dinner, my husband, our two younger kids and I were eating dinner while our eldest son was in the thr … [Read more...]