Adventures in Parenting: Talking Politics with the Kids

This year’s presidential election is receiving unprecedented media coverage. Which means even if you’re six years old, you probably know about the two candidates vying for the most powerful position on the planet. But my oldest daughter Alexia is mainly focused on learning more about the outgoing president. Alexia has known who President Barack Obama is for… Read More Adventures in Parenting: Talking Politics with the Kids

Adventures in Parenting: The Girls See Pete’s Dragon At The Theater

(SPOILER ALERT: tread carefully if you don’t want to know details about the movie) The movie theater is a sacred temple. That’s how I’ve always viewed it, because I learned very early on that one goes to the movie to sit and enjoy the visual splendor on the screen, not to have a play date… Read More Adventures in Parenting: The Girls See Pete’s Dragon At The Theater

Adventures In Parenting: E.T. Saves Movie Night

The last movie night at my house was an unmitigated disaster, with Alexia running to her mom in tears over the surprising sadness from the strained mother-daughter relationship in “Brave.” I am happy to report Friday night’s screening went much better — although, really, it couldn’t have gone worse than “Brave” did. The movie this… Read More Adventures In Parenting: E.T. Saves Movie Night

“Riverdale” Is Not Your Father’s Archie

One of the more interesting interviews I did while at the San Diego Comic Con was talking to the cast from Fox’s upcoming midseason drama “Riverdale.” It’s based on the beloved characters from Archie Comics, but if you were expecting to see a cheesy, charmingly quaint rendition of those iconic characters, think again. If you’ve… Read More “Riverdale” Is Not Your Father’s Archie

Adventures In Parenting – My Shopkins Comic Con Experience

The days just before the San Diego Comic Con, for those who are part of the media, can be as stressful and chaotic as the actual convention. Talent booking questions, production issues, last-minute logistical concerns, they all pop up in that day or two before one heads west to the biggest pop culture event on… Read More Adventures In Parenting – My Shopkins Comic Con Experience