A couple years ago, my kids and I took on the project of cleaning my then 8-year-old son’s bedroom. You’d think it’d be a frustrating time of whining and dragging feet, but (shockingly) they both threw themselves into organizing, cleaning, and sorting while I assembled a new bookcase. When I was done and the bookcase was […]
It was a cranky morning. I hustled my kids out of bed, into breakfast, into clean clothes, into backpacks, into the car, the whole while on a diatribe of epic proportions about not listening, being late, how they’re old enough to understand what’s expected of them. Blah blah blah. Nag nag nag. I was sick […]
Whenever I see ads for Ultimate Fighting Championship cable specials, with their talk about how tough these guys are, I laugh and think to myself, when I see one of these fellas wrangle a stubborn, planking two-year-old into a 5-point-harness car seat against her will? THEN I’ll be impressed. Parenting is no job for sissies. […]
Most parents spend their days collecting moments. Like multi-tasking beach combers, we keep an eye on the waves crashing towards us as we reach down to grab big, rippled clam shells in perfect form; bits of bleached coral; rare folds of smooth green sea glass; tiny delicate pink shells the size of our fingernails. We […]
Okay, it’s not so much “hard-knock” as it is messy. Very. Very. Messy. (Cue the ‘Annie’ musical intro) It’s a messy life for us! It’s a messy life for us! ‘Steada tissues, They use sleeves! ‘Steada napkins, They use me! It’s a messy life! Wake to see they peed my bed, Whose dirty Band-Aid’s on […]
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 […]