When Are Kids Too Old to Trick or Treat?

Today’s post is a wee bit of law (in the form of a silly ordinance) and a whole lot of parenting. A Virginia town made news last week for having an ordinance making it illegal for kids 13 and older to trick or treat (defined as knocking on a door with the expectation of a […]

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Can You Get Fired for Taking Care of Your Sick Child?

“Geez what did the doctor call it? God it sounded like something a cow would get. Hand something. Hand, foot, and mouths disease. That’s it. He’s been driving me nuts in the house. We just had to get out.” This is the response I got eight years ago from a mom in a mall play […]

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The Law Mother Sees Risk and Keeps on Running

Lawyers make everything worse. I’ve heard that a lot over my 18 year legal career. And it’s not because I’m a bad lawyer. I’m not. Ask my favorite law school classmate. I still sleep with him all the time. In case my attempt at humor landed with a thud, I’m talking about my husband folks. […]

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