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Can You Really Love Your Second Child As Much As Your First?

Can You Really Love Your Second Child As Much As Your First?

11.13.2014
They placed him in my arms and he was tiny and perfect. And he looked up at me and gave me that look -- you know the one. He opened up...
35 Sweet Side Effects Of Parenting

35 Sweet Side Effects Of Parenting

11.13.2014
After hours and hours and hours of bedtime story reading, you become quite the orator and public speaker.
The Hard, Daily Switch from Work to Home

The Hard, Daily Switch from Work to Home

11.12.2014
I'd been living all day in neon office light, with grown-up office people. My head was still buzzing with the rhythms and problems of my...
Things We Won't Tell Your Mother

Things We Won't Tell Your Mother

11.12.2014
For the most part, we are a very happy family. But I realized then that my fear of doing some indelible future damage to my boys had put...
Free Pizza and Gelato for Toddlers in Rome

Free Pizza and Gelato for Toddlers in Rome

11.12.2014
I can guarantee you that not once in the seven years since I have had small children in Rome have I ever been charged for the kids' milk....
The 50 Steps of Mommy Morning Mayhem

The 50 Steps of Mommy Morning Mayhem

11.12.2014
Echoes of temper tantrums reverberate in your head. You sit down slowly (careful to protect yourself from stray LEGOs), look around, and...
Here Is What Happens When You Take 3-Year-Olds to the Polling Booth

Here Is What Happens When You Take 3-Year-Olds to the Polling Booth

11.10.2014
My son grabbed the card and ran away with it. I chased him across the room and managed to insert the card while trying to hold on to both...
When No News Is Good News

When No News Is Good News

11. 7.2014
To those who ask, it may seem we have no news to share when my daughter is still a toddler. When there is no swell of my belly, no notable...
Go From Fighting Over Toys to Sharing Toys -- In an Instant

Go From Fighting Over Toys to Sharing Toys -- In an Instant

11. 4.2014
Being direct doesn't always prevent tantrums. But it helps you teach the lesson you intended. For one thing, you avoid prying the toy from...
The Great Family Ash Fiasco

The Great Family Ash Fiasco

11. 4.2014
The big kids took their turns. Scooping the ash, gently scattering it through the grass and flowers and underneath the apple tree. And...
16 Ways Being A TV News Reporter Prepared Me For Raising A Toddler

16 Ways Being A TV News Reporter Prepared Me For Raising A Toddler

11. 3.2014
When you're in a live truck for your entire shift, you learn to use what you've got to get the job done. It doesn't matter what it is....
17 Reasons Why Raising A Toddler Is One Helluva Workout

17 Reasons Why Raising A Toddler Is One Helluva Workout

11. 3.2014
Packing healthy, nut-free lunches with cute 'I love you' notes to keep pace with the Bento box moms. Or packing lunches. Either way, anything...
A Working Mother's Plea To The President

A Working Mother's Plea To The President

11. 3.2014
Tomorrow, I will miss the bonding experience that is nursing my baby. Instead, she will struggle to eat (she doesn't do well with the bottle)...
Tutu Much, Tutu Soon

Tutu Much, Tutu Soon

11. 3.2014
Maybe I just wanted to win the argument. Maybe I am as weary of people finding me a killjoy or a cliche of retro hippie culture when I...