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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...
A Dad's Apology To Stay-At-Home Moms

A Dad's Apology To Stay-At-Home Moms

06.25.2014
I never factored in the roadblocks , and daily challenges that come along with being at home with the kids all day long. So, I will break...
That Moment You Realize She's a Big Girl

That Moment You Realize She's a Big Girl

06.25.2014
I packed my daughter's first peanut butter and jelly sandwich today. Despite the simplicity of it all, it was a rather significant moment....
Last Days of School

Last Days of School

06.24.2014
Oh, pompous, naive, foolish Karen. When will you get over yourself and start actually listening to the more experienced parents?
Infants and Toddlers Cannot Be Forgotten When Expanding Pre-K

Infants and Toddlers Cannot Be Forgotten When Expanding Pre-K

06.24.2014
Over and over again, we are coming to the same conclusion - early investments in children's education reap a harvest of benefits for years...
3 Fears About Having a Second Baby Debunked

3 Fears About Having a Second Baby Debunked

06.24.2014
What parents on the cusp of welcoming a new baby don't realize, and what I didn't understand as I waddled in the park that day, is that...
10 Subjects to Avoid When Talking to Pregnant Women

10 Subjects to Avoid When Talking to Pregnant Women

06.23.2014
Yes, I am sure there is only one baby in there, but if you'd like to accompany me to my next check-up, maybe you'd feel better asking the...
5 Tips For Staying Calm With Children

5 Tips For Staying Calm With Children

06.23.2014
I have developed these practices to help me be more mindful, less stressed and better able to remain the peaceful parent I strive to be....