How do you talk to your kids about those that are different? In whatever way they could be different, I have never known the proper way. Yes, my kids are only 6, 4 and 7 months, so I haven’t had much practice, but still. I struggle often to find the words to describe what is … More The Elephant in the Room
As a mom of three, two of whom are 4 and 6, I have officially entered the play date era. I’m not upset about it, because I love to see my kids grow and enjoy playing with their friends, even if they do the whole “parallel play” that kids often do. I love listening to … More How to NOT get invited back on another play date. I assure you.
I grew up in a time where “It’s Pat” was on Saturday Night Live. You know, the skit that had a gender ambivalent character that NO one knew if you should say “he” or “she” and they never gave it away (see? I still have no clue if it was a she or he, so … More Mothering in a Gender Neutral World
As parents, we are constantly trying to protect our kids from everything in the world that will hurt them. We buckle them and double-check their seatbelts are on correctly. We make sure they have helmets on when they are riding bikes. We teach them how to look both ways before they cross the street. We … More When safe isn’t safe enough
Do you ever have those days? The ones where your kid just gets under your skin, and you can’t pinpoint exactly why? I had one of those. They wouldn’t. Stop. Moving. The new thing that entertains both of my kids is making tents and forts out of blankets and their small couches. It does keep … More My kid was so bleeping annoying today.
I never thought I’d dread something as much as I dread these. Okay, maybe I don’t dread them that much, especially if there is alcohol there (not sure who was the first one to think of having alcohol for adults at a kid’s party, but God bless them). I even dread my own kids parties. … More The minefield that is kid’s birthday parties
We have it figured out. After breastfeeding for six weeks and several poop samples later, my youngest has been diagnosed with a milk and/or soy allergy. They had a 50/50 shot at having it, and we knew it. Our other two kiddos had it, and both my husband and I had milk allergies as babies. We … More Finally, an answer
So the newest addition is a little over two weeks old at this point. I was thinking that she might have the milk/soy allergy like my other two did. We already had her poo tested and it came back negative, but the doc is being VERY supportive considering our history with the other two. “We … More It’s not the breastfeeding that gets me
Yes, we all agree that 2016, in a nutshell and as a nation, sorta sucked ass. But my family had a nice end to it that can’t be beat. Dec 30th…early morning. I had been off all week with my eldest, but still bringing my youngest to daycare (because hey, I pay for it, why … More What a way to end 2016!
Yes, we have all been there. When our kids’ school or daycare says one thing and we disagree. But this time, it was a little different. I get a text from my husband that our youngest has to be picked up. They had pink eye last week (yes, ugh, gross) and it had resolved itself … More Times I don’t agree with my kid’s school