Mom With Kids — The Home Office Blues

This old Oakland Tribune column is riddled with late-20th-century artifacts: videocassettes, an Apple desktop, an 8086 microprocessor, He-Man toys, a … [Read more...]

The Center of the Universe Lives at Our House

Note: Our oldest kid is about to have a kid of his own. This heads-up is for him. By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, June 28, 1987   … [Read more...]

Our No TV Week — The Kids Survived, but Did I?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, Nov. 8, 1987 “I don't have time to play," Peter howled. Peter had put in a long, hard day at day camp. … [Read more...]

The Day Our Son Didn’t Drown — Family Stories

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, August 30, 1987 Peter's body was limp. His eyes were open -- wide, dark and blank. They stared, pupils … [Read more...]

Superbowl: My Guys Are Talking Sports — And All Is Right With the World

By Barbara Falconer Newhall It's January, 2015, and another Superbowl is coming up. Son Peter is 34 now and  he lives in the faraway Midwest. But as … [Read more...]