Kindergarten Looms for a 5-Year-Old and His Mom

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, February 16, 1986 I slipped a sheet of paper across the breakfast table toward Peter, then rolled a … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Confessions of a So-So Wife: The Night I Forgot to Make Dinner

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, June 14, 1987 It was going to be the dinner hour of my dreams, the married life I had imagined for … [Read more...]