If the house looks clean, that's the cleanest it's been in weeks and it will only stay that way for two hours max.
Lev turned 6 months old the other day and on his birthday, he earned real money for his first modeling gig. Our tiny Zoolander also ate fruit food for the first time that day -- a banana.
Thanksgiving is upon us, in case you hadn't noticed and were wondering why that lady elbowed you in the ribs when you reached for the last can of pumpkin puree at the store. Holidays can be stressful at any stage of life, but they can be extra difficult if it's your first one as a divorcee.
I have three children under 8 years old, and every time we travel for the holiday season they ruin my van in one way or another.
The healing properties of cooking cannot be denied. Following a set of instructions and busying your hands is like hitting the reset button on your brain. With Thanksgiving coming up, odds are, you're going to be in the kitchen in one way or another.
It's hard to understand why boys react in a more negative manner to disadvantage. There are, of course, multiple variables that could account for this. This study is consistent with earlier studies documenting boys' greater sensitivity to their environment.
Finding balance and keeping your health and overall wellness a priority. This is a topic that is being talked about often.
Many people write me, asking about how to respond to someone who is diagnosed with a serious illness. People often want very badly to say or do the "right" thing.
Husband and my older boys have lately been trying to cram in some viewings of old Star Wars movies before the new one comes out. It's important, Husband says, to introduce them to Luke and Yoda and Hans and, most of all, The Force.
Last month, I told you everything you need to know about baby teeth. Here's an infographic I created with some of that information.
By shielding my son from the awkward and upsetting I have shielded him from the constructive and helpful. Disagreements are a part of life. What matters is how you fight and how you resolve it. Instead of "don't fight in front of the kids" how about "model fair, respectful fighting with a clear resolution." Doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.
I think this kind of talk about babies and motherhood doesn't do new parents any favors.
Right now, I'm going to let my tears fall in the shower, instead of in front of my child. I'm going to turn off the television, close the Facebook tab, toss the paper in the recycling under bottles and cans. I'm going to let my daughter play and laugh, and not know all of the terrible things that I have to know.
Food. Without it, we would be unable to think about 99% of the things that usually bother us. Call it a design flaw, but we humans need to eat every few hours or we melt down.
Now, we are in a new season. A critical one. My kids are discovering who they are becoming, what they believe in and what they stand for.
Mama Tried is fun and funny - it's part memoir, part commentary, and of course part comic strip. The cartoons are what make this book so relatable and at the same time funny in way that only parents will understand (double points for twins and multiples).