I’m getting (perhaps unnecessarily?) nervous: what happens when the kids start to say no? How can I encourage them to be adventurous eaters? more
Yes, there are plenty of well-written and thoroughly researched books, articles, and blog posts on parenting tips written by seasoned parents, retired teachers, and respected professionals in the fields of medicine and psychology.
However, if you are ever in the market for parenting tips from someone who is just starting out and knows absolutely nothing about raising children, here are a few. more
To me, the Fourth of July is as big as a holiday as those that close out the calendar year. more
I found myself reading Bringing Up Bébé into the wee hours last night, ravenously curious about what French parenting revelation the author, Pamela Druckerman, would share with me next. more
Father's Day is Sunday! We do a lot of dissecting and bemoaning and celebrating this work of motherhood, but fathers are somehow often ignored. Now we hope to rectify our oversight in one day. Let's get to work, ladies! more
When we first brought our baby home, we weren’t sure how our elderly cat, Lester, would react. I tried to put myself in his paws. His train of thought probably went something like this. more
We’re itching in our britches to leave school behind and get out into summer. Into the long summer afternoons when the days stretch into night and watermelon drips down our elbows. Tie up loose ends at school and get ready, it’s coming. more
I have hippy tendencies that bob to the surface but are usually whack-a-moled by my competing love of convenience. Communal living tiny houses (now with movement status), minimal personal hygiene (this one gets tempered pretty quickly by The Spouse and lingering looks from strangers), and a macrobiotic diet have all been suppressed for now. more more
Yesterday, I was riding the bus, minding my own business. I can’t always say that, but yesterday it was true. Then, this beautiful moment unfolded.
A group of grandmas (pardon my presumption, but I’m painting a picture) were saying goodbye to one of their friends about to get off the bus, everyone wishing everyone else a happy Mother’s Day. As one grandma stepped off the bus and onto the curb, she said to no one and everyone, “happy Mother’s Day to all mothers!” more