I look over to my right and see her eyes are closed. Gently, I lean over, confirming that her usually wildly expressive face and chatty mouth have gone soft with sleep. It crept in at some point during the movie while I was distracted, pressing on her until she couldn’t fight anymore, urging her to […]
Of course it’s a smart thing to surround yourself with wonderful parents who you can turn to when you need a positive role model. Parents who are so damn good at their job that their friendship is an invaluable resource to helping you not totally screw up your kids. But I’m not talking about them today. I’m […]
His laughter stopped the clocks. My eight-year-old son was lying on the floor, curving away from my wiggling fingers and the twinkle in my eye as I pretended I wasn’t about to tickle him. He knows me all too well, and the laughter bubbled from his throat as he slithered out of my reach. In […]
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. […]
New Year’s resolutions for parents are a very special thing. It’s good to try to improve yourself, be a better person, a better parent. Mentally healthier. More pampery to yourself. More zen. I joined up with some mom friends to bring you our list of the thing we hope to accomplish in the new year. […]
Dear Daughter, When we bought our house I was too tired to use tools or do math, so I hired a baby-proofer to run through and make it less likely to give me heart attacks as you and your brother explored its sharp nooks and dangerous crannies. Just to be extra safe, the cabinets under […]
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Somehow I ended up in two short Mother’s Day videos this week. How fun is that? I guess people like to watch me act foolish on film. Which is so different than real life, obviously. Here is The Unofficial Anthem of Mother’s Day on NickMom, written by Peyton of Suburban Haiku and featuring a bunch […]
Soooo…you have kids and then you aren’t allowed in chairs. Don’t believe me? See this cartoon of what actually happens when a mom tries to sit down. See all my NickMom posts in one spot for easier laughter. Like what you see? Subscribe to the blog & I’ll come to you!
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