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...]

The Politics of Housework, Revisited

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, August 16, 1987 Clean. One can be too preoccupied with clean. Or so I thought until a few weeks … [Read more...]