Don’t pick up your sister! This is my refrain. Every morning, afternoon and night. My sweet 4-year-old loves his little sister so much, and it is beyond sweet. I just wish he didn’t want to pick her up all the time. She just turned 1, […]
8 Side Effects of Having a Freakishly Tall Kid
I am not tall. I am not short. In fact, I am just about the most average you can get when it comes to height. However, my five-foot-four stature gets totally side-eyed when I tell people how old my son is. To say that he’s a “tall kid” is an understatement. For the record, […]
Moms: It's Time to Change Our Bad Attitudes
The week before last with my kids was a sh*t show. I say that lovingly, because we had a lot of fun and I love them to pieces…but it was a sh*t show, nonetheless. We had most of the week to ourselves, without many scheduled anythings, so it was our opportunity […]
Father’s Day: The Little Bath-Time Routine That Rocks in a Big Way
I’ve always thought that the best relationships are built on the silly little things. Don’t get me wrong: In a marriage or other long-term arrangement, it’s important to agree on the big things, too. But the little things—like what type of wine you like or what kind of music you listen to on a […]
Day 7 at Home: Please Send Rescue!
Welcome to Day 7 of my captivity, the day that might finally break me. Or rather, the day that my 4-year-old might finally break me. It’s been a helluva week. The kiddo came home sick from preschool last Tuesday, and we’ve been here ever since. Well, almost. I took him to a […]
Today's a New Day (Thank God!)
Most days, I feel like I’m doing a pretty decent job as a parent. The kids are alive. They’ve been fed. They’re encouraged to express their individuality. They may have had a meltdown or two, but they’re generally happy. They’re relatively unscathed. (Caveat: I have a 4-year-old boy, so there’s at […]
Running with Knives (Yes, Knives)
Yesterday, my 3-year-old made himself toast. He was hungry, so he opened the fridge, got out the raisin bread, popped it in the toaster, and then slathered butter all over the hot bread. When I tried to help him, he insisted that he could do it by himself. I was so proud, I felt […]
Why My Son's Cold Turned Me Into a Crazy Lunatic
When a 3-year-old is sick, it sucks. You’re alternately snuggling with a sad-looking child, wiping an eternally runny nose, dealing with more emotional instability than usual, and trying to contain him from destroying your living room with a makeshift lightsaber. I thought I knew how hard it was, but I was […]
Dear Child: Please Stop Growing Up So Damn Fast!
I’m pretty sure that I am the only person to have ever cried at a Laurie Berkner concert. Well, the only adult, anyway. What the heck is wrong with me? On second thought, don’t answer that. (And thank God my husband can’t interject through a blog post.) I mean, I’m 11 weeks postpartum, so […]
New Moms: Procrastinate at Your Own Risk!
With the arrival of Baby #2, I’ve adopted a new mantra: Don’t dillydally. If you’ve read the story of how my daughter made her big debut, you know that my doctor told me not to dillydally when getting to the hospital, and thank God: When she was ready to come out, she was […]