Thanks to Heifer International for sponsoring this post. The way my stepmom presents Hannukah, long distance, to my kids is definitely worth sharing — and requires some visuals. A few years ago, she gave us this Hanukkah tapestry. Each pocket is intended to hold a small treat. There is a little candle to dangle outside […]
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Momoirs of a Rookie Mom
Thanks to our guest writer, Allison Kenny, mother and author, for this post. You know the moment. When your child’s eyes glaze over and they gear themselves up to throw an epic fit in Target…in the grocery store…at a friend’s house…on an airplane…and there you are: heat rising up the back of your neck, cheeks […]
While I was choosing my organic applesauce at the grocery store, I ran into Superhero Andrea, and she asked me for some good suggestions for what to feed toddlers. In fact, she asked me if I had anything on my blog about it already, which made me think I should write a little something — […]
The best thing about teens and tweens is that they know everything and are unafraid to share their wisdom. My son doesn’t have a lot of thoughts on babies, but if you are struggling with a toddler at home, he has All The Answers. Just ask him. At age 10, my oldest child had lots of ideas […]
A few years ago my friend Kristen Chase, one half of the duo behind Cool Mom Picks, gave me a word that I’ve since made part of my vocabulary: Dreader. A dreader is someone who looks toward the future with reluctance. This is not about wishing Monday morning would never come or feeling the heaviness of a to-do list […]
My heart bursts with love when I think about my four-year old. He is my biggest fan. When we are apart, I can remember conversations and start giggling or just smile looking at pictures of us. But when we’re together, you might get any number of different interactions! Within the last 24 hours: He used several […]
At the mini love bomb I attended years ago, a woman named Susan identified herself as an extreme optimist. I was instantly envious. Although I am three-quarters filled with optimism and gratitude, I still wish I were a person for whom a smile is my natural expression. Susan had that quality. She told a story […]
Ode to why I’m a better mom because of the bouncy seat: I’m fun, I have hands, I don’t stink, I cook, I have friends, and I eat food.
If YOU are yelling all the time or not exactly the mom you want to be, help yourself get better. A gift for myself that is a gift for them. Therapy…
We have a guest post today! Laurie and I were co-workers three hundred years ago (in Mom Time) and as I watched her Facebook posts come through since she became a mom, I was impressed. I asked if she’d like to share some tips with other rookie moms, and she sent me these ideas for […]
Yesterday, I completed the Oakland Half Marathon. It was good, bad, and ugly. I’ve never been a fast runner and my expectations are pretty well managed in terms of my own athletic prowess. My race goal was to complete it and enjoy the day. Before leaving the house for the event, I let my husband […]
The many bikes a parent might want to try before your kid really rides a bike.