Graduating from Everything

Summer is upon us so let the fun begin. But before the summer break begins we’ve all been super swamped with “End of the Year” school parties. I have never seen more jumpy houses and hotdogs in my life. My daughter goes to two daycares since mom and dad both work from home. While having […]

Grasping at Straws: Learning NOT to Compare Your Children

Here’s the checklist of things that my daughter learned to do before the age of 5: Read. Tie her shoes. Dance. Swim. Here’s the checklist of things my son learned before the age of 5: Play with Legos. Procrastinate. Fold his underwear (sort of). Play with Legos. Today was the last day of a two-week […]

Cooling Growing Pain Spray

My five year-old son is growing like a weed these days. He is eating everything in sight and all of his pants are getting way too short, both of which are tell-tale signs of long nights ahead. As with many kids, whenever he is in the throes of a growth spurt, he suffers from horrible […]

Nothing’s Safe in the Kitchen: Keeping Your Little One in Line (and out of the Trash)

Since becoming a parent, just about every aspect of my life has been thrown topsy-turvy. Every room in the house in the house has been torn asunder. Like a Molière farce, you close one door, he opens another. You put away the pot, turn around, and he’s got the lid over his head making “Oooooo” […]