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10 Parenting Milestones You Should Laugh And Not Cry About

10 Parenting Milestones You Should Laugh And Not Cry About

10. 1.2014
If any milestone is deserving of a page in a scrapbook, it's the first time a parent sleeps for more than seven consecutive hours, whether...
Taller, Faster, Stronger: Little Boys Love Hierarchies

Taller, Faster, Stronger: Little Boys Love Hierarchies

09.30.2014
For a while now, the boys have had hierarchies on their minds: faster, stronger, taller, sharper. They're trying to order the world within...
My First Night Alone With Three Kids

My First Night Alone With Three Kids

09.30.2014
I knew that just one month ago, before we had Aspen, I could've easily handled this situation, but now, trying to hold a crying baby, while...
Why I Taught My Daughter To Punch

Why I Taught My Daughter To Punch

09.30.2014
Never let anyone tell you what a woman can and cannot do. And should someone make fun of how little girls hit, offer to teach them.
Positive Divorce: Upward and Onward After Splitting Up

Positive Divorce: Upward and Onward After Splitting Up

09.30.2014
Even when you feel like you're not getting through to them, you are. The support they feel just from your check-ins cannot be underestimated....
One Fish, Two Fish, Dead Fish, New Fish

One Fish, Two Fish, Dead Fish, New Fish

09.29.2014
Over the next three months, I went to Pet Smart as often as Norm went to Cheers. The staff would greet me with, "Want the usual?" I became...
Should We Have A Third Child?

Should We Have A Third Child?

09.29.2014
I don't know if we'll have another baby. That will most likely involve IVF and all the risks, effort, and potential for disappointment...
12 Things Babywearing Dads Should Never Say in a Public Restroom

12 Things Babywearing Dads Should Never Say in a Public Restroom

09.29.2014
As I tried my best to offer soothing words, I paused and realized that what I was saying might be taken the wrong way, considering my location....
The KID Pro Quo

The KID Pro Quo

09.29.2014
Over the years, I have observed that by expressing gratitude for the things around us, we have taught our children (and others) to appreciate...
Little Girl Tries Pop Rocks For First Time And Cracks Up

Little Girl Tries Pop Rocks For First Time And Cracks Up

Avery Stone  09.26.2014
Ah, the strange sensation of eating Pop Rocks. Five-year-old Emma had never experienced the crackling candy before, so her parents decided...
That's Just Not Fair

That's Just Not Fair

09.26.2014
etween both our sons' adoptions, I can't count the number of times we uttered, "Well, that's just not fair." Such as when a birth mom chooses...
The Greatest Picture I Never Took

The Greatest Picture I Never Took

09.26.2014
I began to wonder if I've started "chasing memories" -- deliberately manipulating our actions and behaviors so as to capture the perfect...
You Can't Treat a Second Child Like a First Child

You Can't Treat a Second Child Like a First Child

09.25.2014
When Wally was born, I was convinced I was going to treat him exactly the same way I treated Jay. I promised myself that in our family,...
I'm Addicted To The Cloud

I'm Addicted To The Cloud

09.24.2014
Often, I catch myself reaching for it when I should just keep looking with my own eyes. It is always calling to me, and I can't stop answering....