There. I said it. Shocked? Why is this so hard for parents to admit? Of course, I must now rush to add the supremely important next word to the end of that confession- sometimes.Certainly I would never want anyone to think I spent every minute of the day feeling irritated by my own flesh and […]
As my daughter approaches six years old, I have been chagrined at the continuing sass, whining, and uncooperative behavior we encounter from her daily. Trips out in public often end badly, with her begging for treats or toys or complaining about some perceived inadequacy in our outing. Frequently the negativity in our house leaves me […]
When I was an unmarried gal in my twenties, my perceptive brother recommended a book to me: The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D. see Aron’s website: Highly Sensitive Person Meeting the criteria for a highly sensitive person himself, he clearly recognized the markers in his emotional, neurotic, sensitive sister. It was a […]
When childless individuals go on road trips, there are a plethora of scenarios. A peaceful drive through the mountains; a raucous 1980s sing-along while speeding down the freeway; days crammed full of excitement and excursions; lazy mornings spent lounging in an unfamiliar bed. The possibilities are endless. Throw a kid or two into the mix, […]
Does your child have a big imagination? Do you find their antics to be amusing, annoying, or both?
What a milestone! The day started bright and early. My oldest daughter had just lost her first tooth, and tiptoed into my bedroom to share her note and dollar from the Tooth Fairy. Thankfully, we had only discovered her tooth was loose 18 hours before it fell out, and hadn’t had too long to obsess […]
It was Monday morning, and time for me to return to work after a particularly sleepless weekend. Sunday night was legendary; one of those nights when I was up nearly every hour, stumbling zombie-like between our three bedrooms. I was possibly hallucinating and woke up feeling like I had a hangover without any of the […]
Today was a good day. I ate lunch, unloaded the dishwasher, showered (albeit at 3pm, but hey, we do what we can), read for 20 minutes, did a load of laundry, and spent an entire delicious hour on the computer! Unfortunately not all days are as productive, so here are some strategies for making the […]
My 8 month old appears to hate all food. In fact, anything that does not come directly from the source, ie, mommy’s body, seems to baffle her. While she finds the opportunity to play with a bottle delightful, she has yet to actually consume its contents. There is a part of me that feels humbled […]
Is Father’s Day *really* all about dad? Sometimes kids interfere with our plans for the perfect celebration.