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The Day We Were Told Not To Have More Children

The Day We Were Told Not To Have More Children

12.16.2014
Irresponsible. What did he mean? He didn't say that we were physically unable to have kids. He said that if we chose to, we would be irresponsible....
This Attached Mom's Christmas Wish

This Attached Mom's Christmas Wish

12.16.2014
My Christmas wish for this next year is to accept the end of babyhood and try to let go. Try to let this little human being have a bit...
How to Explain Bullying to Your <em>Frozen</em>-Obsessed Child

How to Explain Bullying to Your Frozen-Obsessed Child

12.16.2014
Elsa isn't excluding Anna because of anything having to do with Anna. Anna rocks. Elsa is insecure about her powers and shuts Anna out...
So THIS Is Motherhood?

So THIS Is Motherhood?

12.16.2014
I've traded my lightweight and trendy purse for a diaper bag so big it barely fits in my vehicle. I've traded being on time for giving...
Progress for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Progress for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

12.12.2014
On December 10th President Obama hosted a White House Summit on Early Education, bringing together a broad coalition of philanthropic,...
The Disappointing Moments of Parenthood

The Disappointing Moments of Parenthood

12.12.2014
We've all had those days. The kids are fighting. They don't appreciate the treat you gave them. They're rude. They forget their manners....
Move Over, Santa -- The Maccabee Fairies Are Coming To Town

Move Over, Santa -- The Maccabee Fairies Are Coming To Town

12.12.2014
The very next day, I knew, in my bones, something had to be done. Something had to be done to prevent my Jewish kids from taking the Polar...
I Photograph To Remember

I Photograph To Remember

12.12.2014
I like to take photos of things that may be a bit out of the ordinary: My kids eating, a random trip to Goodwill, the horrid bed head my...
The White House Wants You To Know That Preschool Is Really Good For The Economy

The White House Wants You To Know That Preschool Is Really Good For The Economy

Rebecca Klein  12.10.2014
A new report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers makes the case that investing in preschool education is absolutely worth...
I'll Keep That In Mind

I'll Keep That In Mind

12. 8.2014
I do not owe you an explanation, and I think anger is a healthy reaction to what this child has endured in his very short lifetime. As...
'O Christmas Tree' (A Toddler-Inspired Parody)

'O Christmas Tree' (A Toddler-Inspired Parody)

12. 4.2014
It's that time of year again. The pumpkin pie is a distant memory (except to my hips), and new, more pressing thoughts are capturing my...
How Young Is Too Young for Screen Time?

How Young Is Too Young for Screen Time?

12. 3.2014
My view is that it's always a good choice to read to your children. Reading has been shown to diminish stress, improve concentration, fuel...
4 Ways to Teach Toddlers About Money

4 Ways to Teach Toddlers About Money

12. 3.2014
The point here is that as parents, we have to pick and choose what we value -- and what we think our children need most. These value-based...
10 Ways To Get Your Toddler To Eat

10 Ways To Get Your Toddler To Eat

12. 3.2014
Almost every parent faces the 4-o'clock question -- what am I going to feed my kids tonight? If you have picky eaters, aka almost every...