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Thriving While Parenting A Toddler

Thriving While Parenting A Toddler

09. 4.2014
Raising a toddler can really bring out the worst in us and grow feelings of desperation and exhaustion.
Let's Begin With Gandhi

Let's Begin With Gandhi

09. 4.2014
Gandhi used his words. He did not hit, kick, punch, or push even though he was probably hurt and mad. He took the time to find his words....
21 Reasons My Toddler and I Aren't Making It Out Today

21 Reasons My Toddler and I Aren't Making It Out Today

09. 3.2014
Toddler has set his chair atop the coffee table, and is seated on it like a king upon his throne. I set about carefully removing him while...
On the First Day of School, My True Extrovert Said to Me...

On the First Day of School, My True Extrovert Said to Me...

09. 2.2014
from inside the building, he looked at me and melted into his shoulders as he pulled at his teacher's sleeve. "Excuse me," he said and...

Dear Toddler, Screw Your Tantrums

08.29.2014
There was no consoling you. You battled through bites of grilled cheese. Slapped my hand when I tried to feed you tomato soup. In the end,...
When Mommy Cries

When Mommy Cries

08.29.2014
My little brother and I were in the bath and we were having so much fun, you know, splashing water at each other and emptying water buckets...
10 Ways for Parents to Fight Racism

10 Ways for Parents to Fight Racism

08.28.2014
Hogwarts is run by white people, and let's not touch racism and Tolkien. Where are the South Asian superheroes? The Black people in Dr....
How To Get Young Children To School... On Time

How To Get Young Children To School... On Time

08.27.2014
I could tell him that Batman and the Power Rangers are outside of our house handing out swords and ice cream cones, and it would still...
What To Ditch Before Your Kid Starts Kindergarten (According To My 5-Year-Old)

What To Ditch Before Your Kid Starts Kindergarten (According To My 5-Year-Old)

08.26.2014
Adolpha moved to kindergarten this year from preschool, and before school started she let me know exactly what was too babyish for her...
Teach Her That She's Worthy

Teach Her That She's Worthy

08.22.2014
"Hi, Danny," said Micah. "I hear you've been spending a lot of time with my daughter." He looked at her intently. "You have to be very...
9 Baby 'Lasts' I'll Miss (And Also Celebrate)

9 Baby 'Lasts' I'll Miss (And Also Celebrate)

08.22.2014
These lasts are usually unexpected and often not even noticed until they're long gone. Then, you might mourn these little moments that...
Memo to Three Year Old Slackers

Memo to Three Year Old Slackers

08.22.2014
It has come to our attention that your older brothers and sisters have been showing up to Kindergarten completely unprepared for the requirements...
My Son Doesn't Act Out On Play Dates And I'm Not Necessarily Happy About it

My Son Doesn't Act Out On Play Dates And I'm Not Necessarily Happy About it

08.19.2014
While my heart overflows with pride, love and appreciation for the little man I'm raising, it also burns with pain.
Toddler Bids Farewell To Her Pacifier In An Adorable, Balloon-Filled Ceremony

Toddler Bids Farewell To Her Pacifier In An Adorable, Balloon-Filled Ceremony

Caroline Bologna  08.19.2014
One of the many rites of passage of toddlerhood is saying goodbye your pacifier. For one little girl, that milestone came with an adorable...