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The Disappointing Moments of Parenthood

The Disappointing Moments of Parenthood

12.12.2014
We've all had those days. The kids are fighting. They don't appreciate the treat you gave them. They're rude. They forget their manners....
Move Over, Santa -- The Maccabee Fairies Are Coming To Town

Move Over, Santa -- The Maccabee Fairies Are Coming To Town

12.12.2014
The very next day, I knew, in my bones, something had to be done. Something had to be done to prevent my Jewish kids from taking the Polar...
I Photograph To Remember

I Photograph To Remember

12.12.2014
I like to take photos of things that may be a bit out of the ordinary: My kids eating, a random trip to Goodwill, the horrid bed head my...
The White House Wants You To Know That Preschool Is Really Good For The Economy

The White House Wants You To Know That Preschool Is Really Good For The Economy

Rebecca Klein  12.10.2014
A new report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers makes the case that investing in preschool education is absolutely worth...
I'll Keep That In Mind

I'll Keep That In Mind

12. 8.2014
I do not owe you an explanation, and I think anger is a healthy reaction to what this child has endured in his very short lifetime. As...
'O Christmas Tree' (A Toddler-Inspired Parody)

'O Christmas Tree' (A Toddler-Inspired Parody)

12. 4.2014
It's that time of year again. The pumpkin pie is a distant memory (except to my hips), and new, more pressing thoughts are capturing my...
How Young Is Too Young for Screen Time?

How Young Is Too Young for Screen Time?

12. 3.2014
My view is that it's always a good choice to read to your children. Reading has been shown to diminish stress, improve concentration, fuel...
4 Ways to Teach Toddlers About Money

4 Ways to Teach Toddlers About Money

12. 3.2014
The point here is that as parents, we have to pick and choose what we value -- and what we think our children need most. These value-based...
10 Ways To Get Your Toddler To Eat

10 Ways To Get Your Toddler To Eat

12. 3.2014
Almost every parent faces the 4-o'clock question -- what am I going to feed my kids tonight? If you have picky eaters, aka almost every...
What Was Sort of Lost In Our Transition Into Parenthood

What Was Sort of Lost In Our Transition Into Parenthood

12. 2.2014
I often tell people that Jane is the most beautiful to me when she is standing in expansive spaces (like a field or a forest) gazing around....

And Just Like That, My Kid Surprised Me Again

12. 2.2014
As she introduced me, I took a seat on the floor in the front of the room with my guitar. My son grabbed his guitar and sat down next to...
5 Ways Black Friday Shoppers Are Like My Toddler

5 Ways Black Friday Shoppers Are Like My Toddler

11.26.2014
Sure, I love a half-price blender as much as the next girl. But the lines, the crowds, the fighting over a 20% off Elsa dress like survivors...
10 Ways Toddlers Change Thanksgiving

10 Ways Toddlers Change Thanksgiving

11.26.2014
You become the multi-tasking queen, cooking, cleaning, potty training, wiping snot... it all happens simultaneously. Please, wash your...
20 Things Parents Are Thankful For During Thanksgiving Break

20 Things Parents Are Thankful For During Thanksgiving Break

11.25.2014
There is the ultimate hope that turkey actually has that sleeping ingredient in it and it will magically make our kids Close. Their. Freaking....