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Why Acting Like a Toddler Is a Great Idea

Why Acting Like a Toddler Is a Great Idea

04.10.2014
There is a small space between experiencing something in our lives and reacting to it. For most of us, that space hardly exists.
Go Ahead and Fail, Baby Girl

Go Ahead and Fail, Baby Girl

04. 9.2014
I know that I can never live up to the image of perfection that she has of me right now, so I will enjoy it while it lasts. Truthfully,...
How Dare the Autistic Child... and His Mother?

How Dare the Autistic Child... and His Mother?

04. 9.2014
As people sneered and looked down upon her, their eyes asking how dare she let her son ruin everyone else's shopping trip, I looked at...
The Lasts I'll Miss Most As A Father

The Lasts I'll Miss Most As A Father

04. 9.2014
Lasts don't get talked about very often because, lo and behold, they're often even more powerful to experience than firsts -- and people...
Here's an Idea... Don't Clean Up!

Here's an Idea... Don't Clean Up!

04. 8.2014
If you sense that your child may be reluctant to put his toys or projects away, acknowledge the importance of his work by telling him he...
5 Tricks To Raising Twins (Without Losing Your Mind)

5 Tricks To Raising Twins (Without Losing Your Mind)

04. 8.2014
Twin parents are doubly blessed, but face quadruple the stress, especially during the constantly evolving baby and toddler years.
A Better Answer To My Friend's Question About Being A Mom

A Better Answer To My Friend's Question About Being A Mom

04. 4.2014
It was one of those moments where I wished words were tangible, able to be yanked back or clapped away like eraser dust.
The Last One

The Last One

04. 3.2014
When you picture the last one in your mind, he'll always be running ahead of you and you'll be trying your best to keep up, your heart...
Dear Family Whisperer: Help Me Cope!

Dear Family Whisperer: Help Me Cope!

04. 3.2014
Try not to typecast your boys. View them through a family lens: Your firstborn had you and his dad all to himself for more than half his...
Irrational, Inappropriate, Overly-Honest Responses to Children

Irrational, Inappropriate, Overly-Honest Responses to Children

04. 1.2014
I try my best to be patient with their questions and answer with appropriate responses. But sometimes, the internal monologue in my head...
How to Enjoy Your Spring Break With Kids (Hint: Put Your Phone Down)

How to Enjoy Your Spring Break With Kids (Hint: Put Your Phone Down)

03.31.2014
we are sitting with our lounge chairs sinking into the tide. The sun is setting and we are sipping frosty Coronas. Two sun-kissed little...
Sorry, Son, But It's Not Me, It's You!

Sorry, Son, But It's Not Me, It's You!

03.28.2014
Several months into the carnival of horrors that is my son's threenage wasteland, I'm done taking the blame for his crappy behavior.
The Little Preschool That Could: An Inclusion Journey

The Little Preschool That Could: An Inclusion Journey

03.28.2014
The teachers and I wanted to do more, so we began to develop a program to ensure that future children with special needs participated in...
12 Parenting Aspirations for 2014

12 Parenting Aspirations for 2014

03.28.2014
Let your kids know you're human. They need to know that Mommy isn't a superhero... well, not all the time, anyways.