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Our Little Girl With Autism, And Her Changing World

Our Little Girl With Autism, And Her Changing World

07. 8.2014
She's getting so big. Every time I look at her I can't believe she's ours. This little turtle-loving doll, that gives so much more love...
Mama, Will You Hold My Hand?

Mama, Will You Hold My Hand?

07. 8.2014
Three is the age of extreme emotion. One minute I've got a sweet-as-pie charming little girl who can squeeze not one cookie, but two out...
Last Thursday, Uncensored

Last Thursday, Uncensored

07. 2.2014
So, here is the thing about life with little ones and a mom who suffers from perpetual "mom brain." Some days seem as smooth as glass,...
How I Survived the Potty Training Process

How I Survived the Potty Training Process

07. 2.2014
Potty training. Two words that strike fear into the heart of every parent. When my daughter was approaching 3 and still not even remotely...
Why Stay-at-Home Moms Get Nothing Done All Day

Why Stay-at-Home Moms Get Nothing Done All Day

07. 1.2014
When I was a childless TV news reporter, I would laugh when my stay-at-home mom friends would tell me that their houses were a mess. How...
Independence Day Came Early for Our Little Girl

Independence Day Came Early for Our Little Girl

07. 1.2014
We might be less than a week away from the Fourth of July, but Sienna's been in the throes of a sudden independence streak.
I'm Glad My Son Ate Cat Poop

I'm Glad My Son Ate Cat Poop

06.30.2014
The remainder of the turd -- or the part that had drooled out of his mouth as he savored his current mouthful -- was next to him, and undeniably,...
A Sleep-Deprived Mother's Breakup Letter to Sleep

A Sleep-Deprived Mother's Breakup Letter to Sleep

06.30.2014
You see, my Somebody Else will be forever in my dreams. I will, for all of eternity, sleep with one ear finely in-tune with sniffles and...
4 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Was Parenting Toddlers The First Time Around

4 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Was Parenting Toddlers The First Time Around

06.30.2014
Like every mother, I want to see all of my kids grow into happy, fully functioning people. But now I am now convinced that endeavor can...
Melting Down in the Frozen Foods Aisle

Melting Down in the Frozen Foods Aisle

06.30.2014
At the other end of the aisle was a young mother, her back to me. She raised her arms to her head, holding it for a moment, and then pressed...
The Line Between Diagnosis And Denial

The Line Between Diagnosis And Denial

06.27.2014
Taking my fraternal twin boys to a doctor is about as reassuring as standing in line for the TSA checkpoint. Both modern medicine and air...
Dad Really Goes For It In Impassioned 'Frozen' Duet With His Daughter

Dad Really Goes For It In Impassioned 'Frozen' Duet With His Daughter

06.27.2014
Some dads are fed up with "Frozen." Billy, dad of 3-year-old Blakely, just gave in. For anyone who is concerned about Dad driving and...
This Kid Knows Exactly How To Say Hello To Summer

This Kid Knows Exactly How To Say Hello To Summer

Jessica Samakow  06.27.2014
In which, 4-year-old Logan expresses how we all feel that summer is finally here. Go Logan!
A Letter to All the People Parenting Right Now

A Letter to All the People Parenting Right Now

06.27.2014
On this massive journey, guaranteed to be full of ups and downs and twists and turns, you deserve to enjoy the ride. They want and need...