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Why I Don't Plan on Telling My Kid About Santa

Why I Don't Plan on Telling My Kid About Santa

12. 3.2014
If Santa is your family's cup of tea, go for it. It's just not mine. And I think Christmas is pretty magical without it.
Sorry, Kid. Elf On The Shelf Is Not Gonna Happen

Sorry, Kid. Elf On The Shelf Is Not Gonna Happen

12. 3.2014
I see you, Facebook friends, I see all of you. And I admire you! You are seriously amazing and I can tell it's fun for you and I can practically...
11 Grown-Up Songs To Play When You Can't Listen To 'Frozen' One More Time

11 Grown-Up Songs To Play When You Can't Listen To 'Frozen' One More Time

12. 2.2014
If the Frozen soundtrack has you thinking about an ice pick to the brain, here's a playlist both you and the kids can love.
Things Learned In The First Month Of Having a Baby

Things Learned In The First Month Of Having a Baby

12. 2.2014
A common conversation around the house regarding baby: "Have you tried X technique? It worked yesterday." "But today isn't yesterday."...
5 Healthy Hacks to Try on Your Kids This Holiday Season

5 Healthy Hacks to Try on Your Kids This Holiday Season

12. 2.2014
There's a delicate balance between being festive and being stupid. Incorporating nutritious, temper-tantrum-fighting foods is a must to...

And Just Like That, My Kid Surprised Me Again

12. 2.2014
As she introduced me, I took a seat on the floor in the front of the room with my guitar. My son grabbed his guitar and sat down next to...
Who Has Your Back?

Who Has Your Back?

12. 2.2014
I know that my growing up in a secure environment has helped me feel confident enough to take risks in my life. But I am well beyond the...
Hope For A Full Life For Those With Autism

Hope For A Full Life For Those With Autism

12. 2.2014
"Can you name a white drink?" Together, Stu and I, along with the assistant sitting with us, whispered the word "milk" at the exact moment...
14 Essential Truths About Raising A Tween Girl

14 Essential Truths About Raising A Tween Girl

12. 2.2014
Never "dumb down" your conversations. Share with her happy things and hard things and important things. Model a good debate, a strong reaction,...
9 Truths 'Moms of Boys Only' Need To Know

9 Truths 'Moms of Boys Only' Need To Know

12. 2.2014
My sister (a mother of girls only) would marvel when my little boys would pick me flowers or caress my hair. They learn how to love women...
Wear a Freaking Coat!

Wear a Freaking Coat!

12. 1.2014
Boys today, it seems, are made with the kinds of legs that don't get cold. They wear shorts (my son included) on even the coldest of days....
On Death And Days Like Today

On Death And Days Like Today

12. 1.2014
Imagine how much more we'd get out of our time here if we shifted our perspective now and then -- if we could turn our days into memories...
When Strangers Ask About Infertility

When Strangers Ask About Infertility

12. 1.2014
Her approach -- the straight-up inquiry about my medical and reproductive history -- was jarring. For some reason, it gave me a burst of...
How My 4-Year-Old Daughter Helped Launch My Writing Career

How My 4-Year-Old Daughter Helped Launch My Writing Career

12. 1.2014
It's easy to forget in the daily grind of motherhood that the life your children watch you live is just as important as the life you give....