Do you remember those first few weeks at home after having a baby? I’m sure we can all vaguely recall the things our friends and family members did that we were ridiculously grateful for, and we can probably also remember the things people said or did that pissed us off or hurt our feelings. I […]
Have you seen the “New Face of Motherhood?” According to a recent article on Elite Daily, “The New Face of Motherhood: Young, Cool Moms Who Are Totally Killing It,” Millennial moms have a lot of fantastic (universal!) qualities. You should go check it out. I’ll wait. It is sort of hard to tell if the […]
I am so excited to be sharing a post at Scary Mommy today! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, The “Terrible Twos” have nothing on three. Life with three-year-olds is never boring; my post shares a series of memorable moments with my own threenager. Here’s an excerpt: Her face is beet red, […]
Complaining has become popular sport these days, and far be it from me to discourage it. Really, what brings people together more easily than griping about the weather, the line at the grocery store, or that bad call from the game last night? Wouldn’t we all agree that it’s totally disgusting when the bathroom sponge […]
It’s time for your annual professional conference again, and although you’ve been attending for several consecutive years, it’s a distinct possibility that you’ve blocked out the perplexing phases of this intense weekend of learning and personal growth. While many attendees remain entirely unconscious of this phenomenon, there are five clearly documented stages of conference […]
Welcome to Part 2 of our ParentZ Bop Holiday Edition! I asked for your help, and you came through for me! A few weeks ago, I put out a call to friends and readers for what they really wanted for Christmas… I’ll let the video speak for itself. Without further ado, here it is: “All I Want […]
My child was terrified of the Elf on the Shelf. Find out what happens when an anxious child decides to try the Elf again.
How is everyone surviving the holiday season? I’ll be honest—I’m having a hard time keeping up and getting everything done. The holiday events, the Christmas card and letter (yes, we are one of the approximately 8 people in the world who still type a holiday letter.), not to mention working and blogging. If they made […]
It has begun. The week of Thanksgiving, my third grader presented her three-year-old sister with a hand-wrapped gift, the contents of which were completely unknown to me. And I knew that for the next month, various members of the family would be intermittently receiving bulky packages containing a smorgasbord of cast-off items from around the […]
How to talk to your kid about puberty… without laughing or sounding like an idiot.