I was recently at a party and was talking with a new mom friend, Julia. I told her about my job as an attorney, my summer hiking… Read more “She Did Her Own Stunts”
Several months ago, our eleven-year-old suddenly morphed from a little kid into a tweenager. This (literal and figurative) development thrilled Lili and terrified us. Shortly thereafter,… Read more “The view from above”
When I was growing up (for the record, I cannot believe I’m old enough to begin a sentence with those words!!), we didn’t have cell phones. Not,… Read more “Tuning out”
Talking to my kids about sex is one thing that has been far easier in reality than I anticipated it would be before becoming a mom (thank… Read more “Do’s and Don’ts of The Sex Talk”
Yesterday, my seven year old said to me, “I want to play Legos upstairs.” I glanced up from my phone, and said, “ok, go ahead.” He replied, “No.… Read more “I’ll Go With You Always”
We all want to instill kindness into our kids’ character, and there are tons of ways to do that. Adults are in on the trend of “donating” their birthday by asking for donations to a charity on Facebook, but what about the littles?
These days, most of my time is divided between wishing my toddler would talk more, and silently willing nearly everyone else to shut the f*ck up. You… Read more “The Language Barrier”
I know, deep down in my soul, what kind of person I am, which makes the words are that I hear the worst kind of lies.
We’ve all got ’em. Those little tricks up our sleeves to get ourselves and kids through the day, to GSD*. Here are a few of my best tactics.… Read more “Parenting Hacks: From Jelly Beans to Family Sleepovers”
Sometimes I am outright alarmed at how quickly a week passes and a new month begins. I try to appreciate the days, special occasions and activities that… Read more “Being Present this Thanksgiving”