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In Which the Pediatrician Adds Sibling Rivalry to His Treatment Plan

In the doctor’s office, everyone can hear you scream.

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In Which Someone Wants a Pet Snake

Can a reptile teach responsibility?

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In Which I Attempt to Explain the Piano

Why I’m not making my kids take lessons.

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In Which it’s Impossible to Avoid the Science Fair Project

From the solar-powered radio to the Tinker Toy catapult and beyond.

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In Which We Do Not Pin the Tail on the Donkey

Kids’ birthday parties are not what they used to be.

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About This Blog

“Semi-Charmed Life is a blog about my personal impressions of life in the Maryland suburbs and the greater D.C. Metropolitan Area. How’s that for giving myself permission to write about anything? There we go: It’s a blog about anything. Please stay tuned.”

Paula Whyman is an award-winning writer who grew up in Montgomery County. Her stories can be found in literary journals and anthologies, and her humor essays have appeared in The Washington Post and on National Public Radio. She is working on a novel. Plus, she can teach any dog to sit.

For more on Paula and her work, see www.paulawhyman.com. Also see Bethesda World News, the parody newspaper founded by Paula’s alter ego, Isabel Brooke.

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