Today is my 3.5-year old’s last day at her home daycare, and I have been crying all day. The home daycare she has been in since she was a year and one day old has been wonderful. A good friend of mine opened her home to run a daycare shortly before I was ready to… Read More Leaving Home Daycare for Preschool: Breaking Up is Hard to Do
Well, it finally happened to me. Someone decided to judge me on my parenting methods. Because, obviously, I am a terrible parent. I can’t say I disagree: I like my alone time, I get frustrated with the constant no’s coming out of my own mouth, never mind the multiplied-by-100 no’s that come out of my… Read More Judge Not: No, Really – Don’t
I have a confession to make: we let our toddler stay up late with us on New Year’s Eve and I did not love it. I love my kid. I love to be with her, to hang out, and take her places. When she is with me, she is my focus. Every move I make… Read More Confessions of a Tired Toddler Mama
My two-year old is wise beyond her years. She has almost perfected her grasp of sarcasm, and I think we are on the brink of a beautiful eyeroll. I am the proud parent (owner? manufacturer?) of what I refer to, with the utmost affection, as my little two-chebag. I adore her, and her feistiness, though… Read More 13 Life Lessons I Learned from My Two-chebag
It sounds ridiculous, I know; but I am. I am jealous of how many times you change it, and that you can do it with such abandon. You change it to the drink you just had, the meal you just ate, the picture of the oddly translated items on the Chinese food menu. I haven’t… Read More I am Jealous of Your Facebook Profile Picture
There was a storm of sorts in the NFL/parenting world this week when the Pittsburgh Steelers’ James Harrison returned trophies his two sons had received for participation. There was uproar on both sides of the fence: parents speaking out against him for doing it, and parents speaking out against the parents speaking out against him.… Read More Winning for Nothing: Are We Raising Entitled Kids?
My 28-month old daughter is pretty cute. I know we all think that about our kids, but really…she is damn cute. Everywhere we go people are taken with her and tell us how beautiful she is, commenting on her eyes/cheeks/smile. And it scares me to death. The compliments (while it warms my heart to hear… Read More The Balance of Beauty and Brains
Before I became a parent, I thought it was just called parenting. I can’t imagine how I got this far on so little knowledge. Upon giving birth, I learned new meanings for existing words, like ‘helicopter’ and ‘free-range’; apparently, they no longer only apply to aviation and poultry! I was pretty sure I knew what… Read More Parenting Children: It’s The New Style