I have learned this the hard way: the more annoying my kid is acting, the more he needs a big HUG! Of course, babies need and deserve hugs all the time. I’m talking about the bigger ones who call me a Poopy Head and are beyond being carried around, which would, of course, provide numerous hugging […]
Twins, baby bunching, third baby, middle child. If you have more than one rookie baby, this section is for you.
My 8-year old has been selling Girl Scout cookies out of our plastic Radio Flyer wagon this month. I get a little hit of that delicious pride-of-parenting feeling each time she says, “Have a nice day!” to a customer. But there’s another emotion, too. I feel deep consumer satisfaction from having owned this wagon for […]
A couple months back, my family kicked off weekly dinner dates for one-on-one kid-parent combinations. Every Tuesday night, a pair of us has a night out together while the rest of us eat at home. Because we are five busy people with two parents and three children, I geeked out to make a formal six-week rotation and plugged it into […]
It started off as a rather routine argument about when it would be ok to start hanging out with his friends more when we came up with a revolutionary idea. You see, my husband has been almost saintlike in both his get-home-from-work-at-sixness and his willing-to-let-me-go-outness since we had our second baby. He really wants me […]
We are so happy to congratulate our friend, Karen, on the birth of baby Alessandra last week. Karen is wearing this totally cute nursing tank sent to us by You! lingerie Baby Allie is already an eating and sleeping champ. Big brother, Laz, is hoping he can feed her a bottle soon to get in […]
I’ve heard about many different families traditions on ringing in the New Year and I want to move that discussion over here so I can revisit it as my children grow older. As a little kid, I remember listening to the annual countdown of the top music of the year and watching Dick Clark drop […]
Friends, nine Christmases into this parenting thing and I have a useful tip to share: You can and your friends can go in on stocking stuffers. Here’s how: Mentally assemble your friends with similar age kids and share this post with a little note saying, “This! I want to do this for Christmas.” Gather up […]
This post contains affiliate links. Getting new eyeglasses is one of my greatest triumphs of the summer. It might sound minor, but I’ve been wearing the ones you see on the left as long as it took to grow those bangs all the way down to my shoulders, and then go back to having them again. 45 minutes after […]
You can wear whatever you want during labor as long as it doesn’t obstruct access to your birthing parts. Hence pretty pushers.
Picky eating kids can drive a sane mom crazy. Though it pains me to admit: after having three children, I’ve learned that I can not really control what a child will and won’t eat. But I do have influence over the options that are available, and so I focus on that. At the end of […]
If your house is like mine, used cups collect around the house and on the kitchen counter throughout the day. These cups solve that.
When I was about to have my rookie baby, Holden, I looked at my friend Susan (going at it for the second time) as though she were a total expert. I thought that I was sooooo special (not true!) and sooooo clueless (true!) but she had it all figured out. Well, I have news for my […]