We’ve all been forced recently to think about child rearing whether or not we’re rearing a child. Tiger Mom, Tiger Mom II, and‘grit’ are familiar terms though we may not agree. Through trial and error (consider for a second what’s implied there), we’re slowly getting the formula tweaked just right to produce the most academically gifted and economically productive humans possible.
I was a jerk. Not to say I'm not still a jerk, but I'm now at least aware of one specific way I was a jerk and have ceased doing it. I was that person who was intolerant of babies on the plane. If I so much as heard the pre-cry squawks of our youngest people I'd roll my eyes wayward and think "I hope they're not seated near me." When those parents had the actual misfortune of sitting next to me, there may have been a time when I helpfully offered in the most jerkified voice I could muster: "Have you tried a pacifier?" more
Somehow I knew I would do the gross stuff. I knew I’d put my daughter’s boogers in my pocket. I knew I’d do the taboo stuff. Our child was going to sleep in our bed. What I didn’t envision was more basic. more
It’s so simple yet so easy to mess up (and then you’ll need to apologize for your apology!). Here's some advice on the power of saying "I'm Sorry" and how you can help your kids learn the value of caring and strong character.
So much pastel and merriment crowded the web this past week. Also a heaping spoonful of gefilte fish. We rounded up those links with a few of their friends. Enjoy!
Wow. Is Spring Break already over? Now's the time to start planning that vacation when the summer months hit. Picking a destination that all of your kids will... more
Some kids pick up lessons early in life through fun songs. Others might need a set of markers and paper to process what they've learned. And there's always a child... more
After giving birth to two kids, Leslie found that she had less energy to play with her children. It wasn't until she walked into the doors at the Bell Chasse YMCA in... more
Congrats, Moms! You made it to Friday! And all it took was getting your kids up on time, packing their lunches, wiping their runny noses, and making sure they brushed... more
Hello, moms! Here are a few things that have been on your minds this week from rock-n-roll themed birthday parties to the new spring season to life in a wheelchair to the... more