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2014 Was a Bad Year... Except When It Wasn't

2014 Was a Bad Year... Except When It Wasn't

12.23.2014
When I look back on 2014, it will be hard not to view it as a year of loss. But my family found some positive things, too.
What I Want For My Princess-Obsessed Toddler vs. What My Relatives Will Get

What I Want For My Princess-Obsessed Toddler vs. What My Relatives Will Get

12.23.2014
When you have a Princess-obsessed Toddler, Christmas/Hanukkah is a hazardous time. No matter what you tell well-meaning relatives about...
20 Things Your Mall Santa Is Thinking

20 Things Your Mall Santa Is Thinking

12.22.2014
I thought it was gross when a boy left his candy cane stuck in my beard, but my definition of gross has been redefined by this new kid...
Why There Is Magic in Christmas Glitter

Why There Is Magic in Christmas Glitter

12.22.2014
You see, there is magic in cheap glitter. And when sparkly festive decorations meet little hands, little hands will inevitably meet a little...
5 Ways to Unlock Art for Kids

5 Ways to Unlock Art for Kids

12.19.2014
What parent hasn't watched their kid come alive during a single joyful session of finger painting on butcher paper? Enjoyment-wise, it's...
The Scary Realities Of Family Vacation And How To Avoid Them

The Scary Realities Of Family Vacation And How To Avoid Them

12.19.2014
With the weather unseasonably cold, we took the kids to Wannado City, a breathtaking indoor child city located outside of Ft. Lauderdale....
Gifts That Grow With Baby Through Toddlerhood and Beyond

Gifts That Grow With Baby Through Toddlerhood and Beyond

12.19.2014
Whether you are looking for items for your own baby or gifts for the new expectant parents on your list, think long-term.
Little Girls Hate Mud

Little Girls Hate Mud

12.18.2014
My kid is brilliant. She is hilarious and kind and sensitive. She is joyous and loving and full of life. And none of these things have...
Parenting Hurts

Parenting Hurts

12.18.2014
I kept thinking, kept believing that the pain is "all worth it," because you get this wonderful little human being afterwards who loves...
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,...