By: Heather O’Neill Saying our family supports the hometown teams is an understatement. My husband is an avid Boston sports fan and due to proximity, my boys are both following in those footsteps. My youngest son (8) has become obsessed with all things Red Sox since last Spring. Luckily for him, the Sox won the … More Taking in a Game at Fenway Park
By: Heather O’Neill When you first become a parent, you get an animalistic intense desire to protect your child. You want to make sure that nothing ever hurts them – emotionally, physically, spiritually. You keep them safe – baby-proofing your home, securely fastening them into the car seat, zipping up their jackets to stay warm, … More Raising Adults
By: Heather O’Neill I was having dinner one night a few years ago with two young men who I have known for the past 20 years. I met them when they were about 13 and they have now become part of our family. We were discussing some of the events that were happening across the … More I Can’t Raise My Kids To Be Colorblind
By: Heather O’Neill Our kids are growing up in a very trying time. The world they are growing up in is so very different than the one we did. In their lifetime, it has been proven to be unsafe to fly on an airplane, go to the movies, shop at a mall, sit in a … More How to Support Our Nervous Kids
By: Heather O’Neill The scent of a cigarette stops me. I wonder if it’s from a red and white box. I think about his smirk and my heart aches. I wish I had more time with him. Wish I could hear his chuckle, the sound of his voice. Lean over and kiss his freshly shaven, … More Missing My Dad …
By: Heather Desmond O’Neill There are few things more irritating than trying to have a conversation with someone and they are more focused on their device than engaging in an actual conversation. Next time you are in a restaurant, look at the people around you – what are they doing? If there are kids at … More The Art of Conversation
By: Heather O’Neill How will our kids ever become capable young adults if we don’t give them the opportunity to be? I work with high school students and see how important it is for them to be able to manage their lives independently. Ideally, parents are involved in their children’s education – helping them with … More Are We Helping or Hurting Our Kids?