Revisiting My First Blog Post Ever — How the Selective Service Made a Man of My Son

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Note to readers. Seven years ago this month, in 2009, I posted my first blog post, and BarbaraFalconerNewhall.com was born. … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]