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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...
6 Toddler Behaviors I'd Like To Try for A Day

6 Toddler Behaviors I'd Like To Try for A Day

11. 3.2014
While their actions may get them in trouble now and then, toddlers generally get away with things deemed "inappropriate" in the adult world....
D Is for Dumba**

D Is for Dumba**

10.31.2014
We've all heard the line, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." Someone needs...
Why Can't They Just Behave? Here's Your Answer

Why Can't They Just Behave? Here's Your Answer

10.29.2014
I'm all for discipline and sometimes that is the only necessary path. But I think a lot of our frustration, our cries of "why can't they...
I Had Food Poisoning Sitting On A Diaper Genie So You Don't Have To

I Had Food Poisoning Sitting On A Diaper Genie So You Don't Have To

10.29.2014
I scanned the room; rocking chair, chest of drawers, hamper. My gaze landed on the Diaper Genie, a tall, slim plastic trash-can type apparatus...
We All Fall Down Sometimes, And Yet... A Spina Bifida Awareness Post

We All Fall Down Sometimes, And Yet... A Spina Bifida Awareness Post

10.29.2014
All the kids swing. All the kids slide. All the kids run and play. But only one of them is constantly falling down and, it turns out, she's...