Every year around this time, I start getting antsy. I start to realize the summer I have been waiting for is already halfway over.
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It had been a very long day. A very long snow day. A very long snow day with a 4-year-old and an infant. An infant who does not nap in her crib, I should add. OK, that is an exaggeration; she has napped in her crib. Once in her life. Whenever I tell people that my baby […]
In my family, birthdays were always a big deal. We celebrated for weeks leading up to it, and certainly the week of it. My daughter recently turned 4. My parents were here from out of town, so the celebrations were even more special — ’cause grandparents. The biggest question when family is in town is, […]
It’s that time of year… that time from November through April, when your children’s noses are constantly running, there’s always someone coughing, and you keep feeling that incessant tickle in your throat. Having only so many sick days at work — and feeling guilty when I need to take one — it’s the time of […]
Dear second child, I’m sorry. In your six months of life, you’ve been carted around wherever Big Sis goes. You have been nursed on the go, you still haven’t mastered how to nap in a crib, and most likely your first finger food will be something you find on the floor. You’ve barely had any […]
October 31 is here! And this means most people with young children will be amassing huge quantities of Halloween candy tonight. Whether it’s candy you picked up trick-or-treating, or candy you bought in excess for fear of being that neighbor who runs out by 7 p.m., odds are you will wake up tomorrow to candy […]
Moms everywhere agree: Pumping sucks! It can be painful at first, it’s time-consuming, and it can be hard to find a comfortable, discreet place to do it. And the cleaning — there are so many parts to clean! When my daughter turned 1, possibly the biggest thrill — beyond the cupcake frosting all over her […]
I recently gave birth to my second child — a beautiful, smart, healthy, smiley girl who has been mastering her coos. I love her to pieces, and she charms the pants off of anyone who walks by her. Everyone talks about how sweet and angelic newborns are. They talk about how they will never be […]
It was the fourth day in a row: At 4:30 in the morning, I was woken up by my 3-year-old screaming, “Mommy, Mommy, Mommy!!!” I went in, wondering what the need du jour would be. The issue today? She wanted socks. I should note that she went to bed with socks. She had taken them off. […]
While visiting family last month, my preschooler said she wanted to buy her cousin a balloon. Encouraging this polite behavior, I bought her a balloon to give to her cousin. But when she saw the balloon, she burst out crying — because there was no balloon for her. I reminded her that a) she had gotten […]
When I found out I was having a girl, I kind of freaked out… but not in a good way. I worried about the tough challenge I would have in raising her to fight the many battles women and girls face. I especially worried about pressure from society and media related to body image, appearance, and self-acceptance. […]
I am incredibly blessed. My husband and I have a wonderful, healthy, happy 3-year-old, and we are expecting baby number two soon. I should be excited. I should be dreaming of nursery colors and coming up with the perfect name. I should be thinking of how our family will be complete once we have her. […]
A few months ago it was my cousin’s first birthday. I was at a loss for what to get her — she’s the second girl in her family and has tons of clothes, books, and toys. Every once in a while, my being Canadian pops up into family conversation (OK, maybe more than once in […]