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Shoes! Every Morning Is a Battle Over Putting On Shoes!

Shoes! Every Morning Is a Battle Over Putting On Shoes!

03.10.2014
Daily battles over ordinary tasks like getting shoes on can wear down even the most patient parent.
The Meanest Word At Preschool

The Meanest Word At Preschool

03.10.2014
They are watching us. They are watching us be cruel to each other. They are watching us speak poorly of our friends, and of ourselves....
The One Word I Need To Remember

The One Word I Need To Remember

03. 9.2014
Four was a sucker punch. Four is trying the edges of my patience. Four is pushing the envelope and trying out the limits of what he can...
Playground Speed Dating

Playground Speed Dating

03. 7.2014
It turns out that I've been involved in a similar activity to speed dating and I didn't even realize it: Playground speed dating!
Moms Gone Wild: When You Feel Out of Control

Moms Gone Wild: When You Feel Out of Control

03. 7.2014
After writing "Part One: My Rebirth," I, without much thought, committed myself to an ongoing, online saga of my self discovery. That's...
Whatever You Do, DO NOT Give This to a Toddler

Whatever You Do, DO NOT Give This to a Toddler

03. 7.2014
DO NOT under any circumstance hand a phone over to a toddler. If you do, it will be gone. Forever. As in, bye bye phone. The toddler will...
When The Beat Drops, These Babies Go Wild

When The Beat Drops, These Babies Go Wild

03. 7.2014
Everyone knows what to do when the beat drops. Even a sleeping baby. (h/t: Elite Daily)
The Toddler Red Tent

The Toddler Red Tent

03. 6.2014
If you notice an abrupt change in your formerly peaceful child, they could be taking a turn into disequilibrium.
If You Let Them Color, They Will Come:  The FLAG Art Foundation Baby Art History Program

If You Let Them Color, They Will Come: The FLAG Art Foundation Baby Art History Program

03. 6.2014
As they settled in, enthusiastic toddlers colored with crayons on large swaths of white paper covering the gallery floors with a show of...
'Mommy, Somebody Needs You'

'Mommy, Somebody Needs You'

03. 6.2014
I have to stop dreaming of "one day" when things will be easier. Because the truth is, it may get easier, but it will never be better than...
Parenting During a Crisis

Parenting During a Crisis

03. 5.2014
She knows I am sad. And she has seen me cry. I just don't want her to witness me losing control. I think that could be scary for her.

Investing in High-Quality State Pre-kindergarten Wouldn't Pay? Really????

03. 5.2014
A few high-profile but misleading commentaries over the past few months have cast unwarranted doubt on the proposal by President Obama...
Long Live the Blankie

Long Live the Blankie

03. 4.2014
It's not his flawless skin or the hair that's already thicker than mine. No, what he really has going for him is his blankie.
10 Truths About Taking Your Kids To Disney

10 Truths About Taking Your Kids To Disney

03. 4.2014
We played "Mommy do you have any more trash for me to throw out?" for longer than the entire duration of The Jungle Cruise.