Go ahead and act like an asshole in front of my kids. Really, I’m fine with it. Today I’m sharing examples of how two people did just that this week, and why I’m okay with it, over on InThePowderRoom. CLICK HERE to read the full story. Like this? Subscribe today. Find me on Facebook & Twitter.
Siblings annoy the crap out of one another. That’s just how they roll. But sometimes they do it more than usual, and as a parent you start to wonder why your two favorite little people are so different from one another. Why they can’t just be each other’s automatic best friend. Our home has been [...]
1. Begin The Countdown to Bedtime warnings at 15 minute intervals at least 2 hours before you actually want them in bed. 2. Tell them10x each to use the toilet, wash their hands and faces, brush teeth, get PJs on. 3. Threaten to cancel/throw away something—anything—fun if they don’t get in the bathroom RIGHT NOW [...]
I’m a planner. Some day my kids will be of dating age (that’s, like, 35 years old, right?) and I’m going to need to explain to them how to suss out the kind of person to go on a second date with. My theory on first dates, as someone who did not get asked out [...]
With a convertible and a megaphone, Blake Grigsby recently doled out “Drive By Compliments” to random people on the streets. He complimented clothes, hair, cute couples, coolness, all sorts of stuff. I liked it. I really did. The people who didn’t look totally defensive and suspicious appeared tickled pink at hearing something nice about themselves. What [...]
I…I just don’t get it. I’m almost speechless. I SAID “ALMOST.” Is anyone modest with their physicality anymore? Does anyone say “No” anymore when asked to do unclothed or ridiculous things in a public forum? Does anyone see the value of not being publicly naked or not doing anything it takes to get on TV [...]
Many of you know I run a strict household. By that I mean I had to hang up a list of House Rules for kids a couple years ago to remind my offspring to not glue things directly to the walls, light people on fire (either pretend or for real), or play with knives. We worked on that [...]