The me me me epidemic is alive and well at my house. Uh oh. After listening to a webinar with parenting coach Amy McCready in which she was suggesting what we might say when our children are devastated by the consequences of their actions, Whitney and I both joked that we were going get tattoos […]
Do you get worked up over parenting challenges? CTFD. I am not calm as a rule; energetic on a good day translates to freaked-out on a bad day. More likely, it is moment by moment of me trying not to yell at the children or panic that I’ve actually broken my eldest child (ever heard of the […]
I had never even considered the idea of coloring books for adults until a few weeks ago, when Jessica Ashley mentioned that they help keep her focused on long conference calls. Wait, what? That’s awesome! I asked her for some recommendations and before I knew it, I had bought myself two coloring books and a […]
Thank you to Amazon for sponsoring today’s post. When my oldest son started reading, I learned that there are two Holdens: the one that is constantly in motion, never stops talking, wants to touch every single thing and the one that quietly reads for hours at a time. I need that second one in order to […]
If I truly like a cookbook, it starts to look like all the others in my collection: oil-splattered and spine broken with hundreds of my notes scrawled all across it — both in the margins and also copy editing the book itself. I thought that was true of everyone, but Whitney, who had never thought to write in a […]
Hilarious parody of crossfit, what to do with kids who won’t f*cking eat, plus a tour of a beautiful bedroom that 4 girls share.
I’m bursting with pride for my friend Deborah Kelson, who has just published an adorable children’s book that I cannot recommend more whole-heartedly for kids who are old enough to a) eat peanut butter and jelly and b) not put books in their mouths. After working full-time and parenting two young children for a handful […]
We’d guess that many of you are aware of our friend Jessica Shyba’s photographs, as they typically garner tens of thousands of little hearts on Instagram whenever she posts one. Yin & Yang #theoandbeau A photo posted by Jessica Shyba (@mommasgonecity) on Dec 12, 2014 at 12:57pm PST About two years ago, the Shyba family […]
Not all parenting books are created equal. Some provide practical, actionable advice. Buy this stroller. Put baby on her back for sleeping. Some dig in to the cultural context within which we are parenting. Others provide insights into child development, which can shed light on why living with kids can be so difficult, and goes […]
Little House and 8 other stories to make parents cry. Laugh at me if you must, but I dare you to make it through these children’s books without crying.
I love following my friend Rachelle on Instagram because she is always doing simple, yet brilliant, things with her kids. Last year she started tagging her Instagram photos with the hashtag #creativetable to indicate a practice of putting a few compelling materials on a blank table as an invitation for her daughters to “tinker.” Some […]
This post is sponsored by Scribd. I love reading on vacation, and often plow through three books on a week-long trip. Since both my kids can swim, when we went to Mexico in April, what my children will probably remember as a jumping-in-the-pool vacation, I will remember as a devouring-books-by-the-pool vacation. I need only look […]