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New Year's Resolutions Of A 2-Year-Old

New Year's Resolutions Of A 2-Year-Old

01.12.2015
At a recent playdate, this gym-clothes-clad woman I call Mama was describing her Key Word for the coming year. She mentioned "Brave" or...
Talking to My Toddler About Death, Faith and Other Oddities

Talking to My Toddler About Death, Faith and Other Oddities

01. 9.2015
A few days ago, my 3-year-old, Jane, who is inquisitive by nature and has a recent interest in mortality, looked up from her dolls and...
Listen When They Cry Wolf

Listen When They Cry Wolf

01. 8.2015
Now, as a mother, as the dinosaurs lurk, as there are trips and spills and bumped knees and bruises, I find myself trying to fill even...
Top Tips on How to Film Preschoolers

Top Tips on How to Film Preschoolers

01. 8.2015
It was important the kids look natural playing in the video and we knew to achieve this kids need to be allowed to play freely with minimum...
Here's Exactly What I'm Going To Do About My Toddler's Wild Hair

Here's Exactly What I'm Going To Do About My Toddler's Wild Hair

01. 7.2015
I suspect that one day she will slave over her hair, trying to make it straight or curly or wavy -- but for now, its wildness is simply...
The Fake Can Of Peas And Choosing Your Parenting Battles

The Fake Can Of Peas And Choosing Your Parenting Battles

01. 7.2015
A metaphoric sledgehammer struck me in the head as I watched her throw the chewed, mangled plastic into a corner in favor of a purple ball....
You Know You Are A Parent When...

You Know You Are A Parent When...

01. 6.2015
Have you ever re-watched your favorite teen drama only to realize that you now identify more with the PARENTS than with the kids? (Wow,...
Ignore Your Children And Everyone Wins

Ignore Your Children And Everyone Wins

01. 6.2015
They "forget" to empty the dishwasher. They put their wet bathing suit on the couch. They treat the backseat of your car as a garbage bin....
Master Customer Service From a Toddler

Master Customer Service From a Toddler

01. 6.2015
Everything you need to know about customer service can be learned from a toddler and in one day. Seriously! There are jaw-dropping parallels...
You're So Excited... But it's Your Nap Time (Sung to the Pointer Sisters Song)

You're So Excited... But it's Your Nap Time (Sung to the Pointer Sisters Song)

01. 5.2015
Does your little one ever skip a nap? Perhaps she is too hopped up on sugar? Or maybe his schedule is all thrown off -- because today is...
The Darndest Things Kids Said This Year

The Darndest Things Kids Said This Year

12.30.2014
My son was helping make up the weekly shopping list. His items included Oreos, chips, tomato soup and-surprisingly-Weight Watchers meals....
I Don't Want a Smarter 3-Year-Old; I Just Want A 3-Year-Old

I Don't Want a Smarter 3-Year-Old; I Just Want A 3-Year-Old

12.30.2014
I stopped caring what everyone else was doing with their child. I stopped expecting that my son would want to participate and I just let...
The Prayer Of Every Parent

The Prayer Of Every Parent

12.29.2014
Thank you for this new day I get to spend with my children. They are a true blessing and I am so lucky to have them.
A Tale of 2 Elsa-Themed Birthday Parties

A Tale of 2 Elsa-Themed Birthday Parties

12.29.2014
First, I will go ahead and say it, so you don't have to: #firstworldproblems. Okay, now that that's out there, here is the tale of two...