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.