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Category Archives: Parenting–toughest job out there
My five year-old twins learned a new word from a friend. Puh-china. They had many thoughts on this word: what it is, where it is and also, that one time? When they fell? On their bike? They hurt-ed their puh-china. They … Continue reading
My youngest babies are almost 5. I’m coming out of the Little Years. A season of life is changing and I’m looking forward to the next chapter of my life. I can already sense the changing seasons. All my children … Continue reading
Just to show you how strict I am, I made this video without makeup. Also, bedhead. Because even though I’m an annoying morning person, I don’t like doing my hair and makeup unless absolutely necessary. But gabbing about the 8 … Continue reading
There are very few problems that can’t be solved by taking a nap. Chronically grumpy kids? They’re sleep deprived. Irreconcilable differences with the husband? Go to bed early and deal with it in the morning. Having trouble solving that algebraic … Continue reading
I’m glad Mommy blogs weren’t around when my firstborn was a baby. I might have killed myself, quite honestly. I always go a bit crazy after I childbirth as it is–PPD, roller-coaster hormones, sleep deprivation–and I’m fairly certain all the … Continue reading
Jewel received an email on Friday afternoon. : : : : She has been accepted to a summer intensive with one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the U.S.A.: American Ballet Theatre! Needless to say, Jewel is beyond thrilled–and … Continue reading
Dear Jewel: for one year we’ve scrubbed toilets and polished windows at your dance studio to pay for dance lessons. When your friends saw you cleaning and asked why, you smiled and said: “So I can dance.” I know that … Continue reading
A new APA study shows moms with jobs are happier and healthier than moms who stay home with their kids during infancy and preschool years. Yeah, I have a few things to say about that.
I’m rather convinced that modern parents have forgotten what it means to have a magical childhood. Nowadays, we’re all in favor of the Very Serious Childhood—full of flashcard drills and tofu sandwiches on organic, squaw bread. We have collectively decided … Continue reading
I’m a big believer in real-world parenting. This means that while our home is a safe, insular kind of “domestic church”–outside our home, I don’t intentionally shield my children from the realities of our world by sending them to private, … Continue reading