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Sorry, 'British Nanny,' I Let My Kids Choose Their Sippy Cups

Sorry, 'British Nanny,' I Let My Kids Choose Their Sippy Cups

07.24.2014
My kids are human beings. With whom I am in relationship. It is one characterized by affection, trust, and attachment. I believe my children...
I Have a Favorite Child. Admit It, So Do You.

I Have a Favorite Child. Admit It, So Do You.

07.24.2014
I grew up in a house where, for better or worse, the favorite child question was always being asked. And now that I have my own children,...
3 Things My Toddler Taught Me About Life

3 Things My Toddler Taught Me About Life

07.23.2014
While I have been trying to teach him, he has been teaching me quite a bit about life and how to be successful. Skeptical that a toddler...
What Happened When I Went to the Grocery Store... Alone

What Happened When I Went to the Grocery Store... Alone

07.22.2014
I did not name 'apples' and 'bananas' and 'carrots' as I wound through the produce department. I did not stop at the lobster tank to point...
'He Doesn't Have a Mom... Because She's Dead'

'He Doesn't Have a Mom... Because She's Dead'

07.21.2014
My instinct was to defend and protect my cub, to nip the lies in the bud and reinforce them with truth. However, I realized that I'd been...
What Little Helpers Turn Into: Why It's Good For Kids To Lend A Hand At Any Age

What Little Helpers Turn Into: Why It's Good For Kids To Lend A Hand At Any Age

07.21.2014
Co-pilot, sous chef, mini-stylist -- whatever it may be, have your kids help with everything as much as possible. No matter how little...
Watch This Adorable Baby 'Walk Like Mommy'

Watch This Adorable Baby 'Walk Like Mommy'

Avery Stone  07.21.2014
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but it may also be the cutest. In this video posted by YouTube user Ashley Lowry,...
Lessons Learned From an All-Nighter With My Kids

Lessons Learned From an All-Nighter With My Kids

07.17.2014
This afternoon, through my coffee-fueled energy, I recognize that the tough night taught me a few valuable lessons.
Sometimes There's Still a Village

Sometimes There's Still a Village

07.15.2014
We're all capable of being a part of this village, the village it takes to raise a child. We can all offer an encouraging look, a kind...
My Son Wears Dresses, And That's OK With Me

My Son Wears Dresses, And That's OK With Me

07.14.2014
If my son is gay, so be it. Maybe he is. Maybe he's not. Maybe he'll be a cross dresser. Maybe not. I have no control over any of...
I Want to Remember It All

I Want to Remember It All

07.14.2014
I want to remember what it is like to spend so much time cutting up dinner for the kids that my dinner is cold, lukewarm at best, by the...
The Top 5 Things My Toddler's Talking About

The Top 5 Things My Toddler's Talking About

07.11.2014
The mind of a toddler is a mysterious place. However, there are keys to this hidden kingdom, in the form of occasionally recognizable syllables,...
What I Think My 3-Year-Old Wants To Be When He Grows Up

What I Think My 3-Year-Old Wants To Be When He Grows Up

07.10.2014
A noodle twirler, bug collector, Frisbee hurler, toy inspector, finger snapper, maze constructor, gift unwrapper, train conductor, hula...
It's Official... I'm THAT Mom, With THAT Kid

It's Official... I'm THAT Mom, With THAT Kid

07. 9.2014
I had no clue that babies could ONLY communicate through crying. I never imagined that toddlers were actually little humans that needed...