What Every Volleyball Mom Should Know

A little note to the Volleyball Moms out there. Jane is playing volleyball these days and it’s just terrific. It’s a sport that kids come to a little later so there’s less parental involvement on the court than there is with other sports. I may have just lucked out with Jane’s particular group but the volleyball parents are absolutely wonderful. The coaches are also amazing. As amazing as volleyball is I need every parent to know why there should be no cameras at your daughter’s volleyball matches. These are Jane’s …

A Childhood Worth Protecting

It’s only post-Industrial Revolution that we’ve taken our children out of the workforce. Child labor laws were discussed in the early 1800’s. In 1836 Massachusetts instituted a law wherein child workers under the age of 15 had to attend school at least three months of the year. It wasn’t until 1904 that the National Child Labor Committee formed and even with that it was 1938 before laws were passed Nationally. It’s only in the last century that we’ve guarded childhood legislatively. All through the ages it’s been “women and children”, …