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A few weeks ago, my husband sent me a link to a parenting article that openly used the B word in reference to parenting. Boring. He was elated. It turned out there was someone else in the world who shared his...
I had a kid graduate from high school this spring and I am having all of the feelings that go with it. He worked hard for where he is and I love that it's paying off. He will go...
I had an unrealistic idea of motherhood before I had my sweet girl 3 years ago. I envisioned quiet nights rocking her to sleep gently and laying her down in her picture perfect Pottery Barn crib. I dreamed of...
My husband suggested letting my son, who is now 2 ½, cry-it-out when he was around 4 months old. However, I just couldn’t do it. I could not imagine leaving my sweet boy - the one we tried so...
A few days ago at the Children’s Museum, my youngest took off running while my oldest was climbing in the climbing structure. My oldest didn’t appear to notice, but it bothered me to leave him unsupervised while I chased...
One of the most important issues to parents (and moms in particular) focuses on...yep, you guessed it - boobs! Once you have a a baby there will be much focus around those babies. From making milk, feeding, hurt, looking great...
I have had a change of heart when it comes to sleepovers. This can happen when you have been parenting for almost nineteen years and you have many more to go. When our oldest boys were in elementary school we had lots...
Dear 8-year-old son, I feel like you should still be age 4. My mom always told me that each age would go would go by too fast. I’m afraid that she is right about that. Age 8 has already brought...
Our son turns 3 in June, so we decided to try potty training a couple of weeks ago to get him ready to transition into the three-year-old classroom at his preschool. Roughly half of the kids in his class...
This summer has been the best yet. It's been the kind of summer that I want to revel in forever. The kind that someday I will look back on with great fondness. This morning I glanced at my kids...
Like most parents, I am often asked the sweet and simple question "Will you play with me?" by my preschooler.  He absolutely loves to play. And as an only child, we are his only options when he wants someone to...
I’ll admit, I was slightly freaked out about adding a second kid to our family. I’d been warned by friends and even by strangers (thank you random dude at yoga with horror stories about his second baby) about how...

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