A (Contagious) Case of the Human Condition: How a Mother of Preschool Kids Outsmarts the Mighty Microbe

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, May 31, 1989 I believe in microbes. Microbes are like God. You can't hear them, taste them, smell them … [Read more...]

Help! My Kids Aren’t Perfect After All

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, Sunday, April 16, 1989 I was on the phone with my mentor. "Tell me it gets easier," I … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: I’ve Got a Dirty Little Secret — I (Still) Can’t Say No to Toys

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, June, 1987 Some people can't resist chocolate. For others, it's clothes. Some folks, oddly enough, will spend $110,000 on a … [Read more...]

Scrubbing the Floor With My Daughter Cinderella

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, February 26, 1989 "I want to scrub the floor," said Christina. "What?" "I want to scrub the … [Read more...]

A Generation of Preschoolers Trapped in Their Yards

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, June 10, 1987 "Do you care about sidewalks?" the realtor wanted to know. My friend Chris, fresh from … [Read more...]