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 […]
Where Do You Stand on Free-Range Parenting?
At what point do you think your kids will be old enough to fend for themselves? To have a little independence? To be away from you and to be safe? To enjoy the freedom to explore and to learn about the world around them, without your constant watchful presence—like kids did back in the day? […]
5 Reasons I’m in Big Trouble As a Mom
Most of the time, I look at my toddler and see a baby. A perfect, sweet, smiley, dimpled, slightly crazy baby. And sometimes I look at him and see him as a grown man. Or at least a teenager who’s going to give me a heart attack someday. Because I’ve realized that there are […]
A Lesson in Defensive Toddlering
You know how you learned all about defensive driving in Driver’s Ed? It’s super important and you use it every time you’re in a car, right? Right. Then why the heck doesn’t anyone teach moms about defensive toddlering? It’s another essential, life-or-death skill. Yes, defensive toddlering. Because toddlers are always doing something dangerous, death-defying […]