Jill Barville

Jill Barville

Jill Barville is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections.

Recent Stories

Parents must let go to teach children to be independent

‘You’re letting your kid do that?” The question hangs in the air. Accompanied by raised eyebrows and wide eyes, the surprise is clear. I’m letting my kid do something unexpected, as if I went off ...

Inalienable rights aren’t just yours; they’re ours 

Old memories are funny things. They sleep unnoticed, almost forgotten until triggered. It could be something small, a smell, a sound, a song on the radio. Or it could be something bigger, like bre...

Kids make life noisy, sticky, beautiful

Feeling a hand in the back of my hair, I turned my head. A toddler leaned over the back of the booth, his eyes wide, one fist clutched around a spoon, a smear of ketchup across one cheek. He size...

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