A list of things I’m totally digging at the moment and have to share with you!
And, I realized in that moment, that although I probably will not always have the energy for some of his crazy ideas or the patience for his demanding that they come to fruition immediately, I do have to remember that they are his ideas … and that they are important to him. Sometimes, he is trying to speak to me—in his own creative voice—and it does not always sound like yours or mine.
File under Stuff I’ve Probably Already Talked About, but in the wake of this article in the Atlantic that constructs a bogeyman threat of how young people… Read more “In Defense of Screen Time: The Benefits of Playing Video Games as a Family”
“Mommy, will you play with me?” I pretend I don’t hear it. But it grows louder, “Mommy, MOMMY, MOOOOOOOM!!!” Oh, no! We made eye contact. There is… Read more “Top 4 reasons why playing with my kids is the worst”
Last year after my daughter’s third birthday party my grandmother told me, “You have a real kid’s house. You can tell they have a lot of fun… Read more “A Kid’s Christmas”
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”
Are you the ideal mom? You’re in the kitchen cleaning while the baby is playing and husband walks in from work–starving! So you get him something to… Read more “Mom Tips: How to Stay Sane”
We moms know that not much else compares to feeling like you have your sh*t together. Those periods of time where you feel relatively balanced and you’re able to… Read more “Feeling Victorious: Nourishing my Body and Spirit”
Now that Jack is 3 ½ years old, Christmas is a REALLY big deal. This makes it even more fun for my husband and me. There is… Read more “Building New Holiday Traditions”
My daughter has a good friend. There’s a bit of an age gap — perhaps about 50 years — but neither one seems to notice or care.… Read more “An Unlikely Friendship”