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Why Moms Hate The Phone

At 5:00 pm on a recent weekday, I stood in a messy kitchen among scattered backpacks and half-finished homework assignments, preparing dinner for a house full of restless children, when I suddenly received a text alert from my father. "JACKIE WHERE ARE YOU?" he screamed in all caps. "Are you ok?" I nervously replied. "Yes," he wrote, "but I have a question and you don't answer your house phone or cell phone and your mailboxes are full.
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