It’s no surprise that having kids throws wrenches into how you live your life. Sometimes they are wonderful wrenches, though. Here are a few holidays that are so much better now that I have kids. New Year’s Eve With kids, you finally have an excuse to celebrate early and get to bed by 10 p.m. […]
“Honey, where’s the sponge?” “I think I saw it under the paintbrush!” “The paintbrush the baby was walking around with? Um, OK. And the coffee filters?” “Check between the washer and dryer. They might have fallen there. But more importantly, have you seen the girls’ shoes?” “Nothing’s more important than coffee. They’re on the box […]
Well, a year after I had my C-section, I’m done feeling weird about it. You know what? I’m not inadequate; I’m a magic trick.
My dad is the hardest man on the planet to purchase gifts for. He lives a pretty bare bones existence, and if he needs something, he buys it for himself before we even know he needs it! So every year at Christmas he gets a box of chocolate turtles — handmade from a chocolate shop, […]
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My dad has a gift of connecting with babies. He really is the baby whisperer. When I had my first baby four years ago, I would go to my parents’ house for much-needed respite. My dad would greet us in the driveway and take my daughter on lengthy tours of the back yard. Papa and […]
I love the holidays. Especially Thanksgiving. I love the food, I love the parties, I love the feel of it all. But most of all, I love being with tons of family, catching up on life, watching my children play with their cousins, and just being together. Well, I loved that — past tense. Three years ago when […]
School is closed, the post office is closed — but do your children know WHY? As the wife of a veteran, I encourage you to explain Veterans Day to your children. It’s our job as mothers to teach our children right from wrong. We teach them to be noble, to be moral, and to be […]
Can we be honest for a moment? I’m completely nervous writing on the internet about the birth control method my husband and I use. It’s such a personal topic — personal both in that you can’t get around talking about good ole S-E-X, but also personal because each couple has to make the decisions that […]
My kids are still young, but despite their age they are both quite prolific with their artistic output. For some time I relied on our fridge to be the proud displayer of art. And then… the art started to get good. Like, my-son-just-painted-a-Matisse good! (Ha, only kidding.) But seriously, better than scribbles, these art pieces […]
My son has a fondness for Crocs. To be crystal clear, when I say “fondness,” I really mean “a whole hearted dedication so deep it would make Mario Batali genuflect in his honor.” Nary a shoelace nor a strip of Velcro has brushed against my son’s foot for longer than an hour since his little […]
One of the most fun things about being a kid is trying new things. Trying new classes and activities is the perfect way to learn and explore!
Prior to having children, if you couldn’t find me, I was probably running. I wasn’t winning races, but frequently taking home age-group awards fed the part of me that loves a gold star. My circle of friends kept me on the roads. Some people meet their friends for dinner; I meet my friends for runs. […]