Thanks to social media, we are more or less aware of every tragedy, every freak accident, every disaster that takes place around the country and the world. But what happened at Marshall in Huntsville is in our backyard, so it seems so much more personal. I bet many of you, like myself, had trouble sleeping […]
Tales From the Trenches
I’ll be honest – the level of intensity and consumption that is potty training completely caught me by surprise. Because, never in my dating years, wedding vows, or honeymoon was there that much discussion of “best methods to handle, restrain, command and control human waste.” But now, it’s all I talk about.
When the Stanford Rapist Who Can Also Swim story started emerging, I began to question myself. Have we ever directly addressed the sticky situations that can come up? Does my son truly understand consent?
I don’t know how they do it, these kids, conducting so much of their social lives in our back seats, at our mercy to pick them up from the dance or take them to meet their friends. What if we parents made them reserve a ride in advance?
So what started out as a great day, took a very bad turn before correcting itself and turning into a great day again. Arguably, this is not my finest moment – but I’m happy to share the blame with my two young sons. So during our third deployment cycle in 2010, I got the great […]
Today we kick off a new series called “Tales From the Trenches” where our Readers tell the stories. We want to hear from YOU – the scary, the funny, the outlandish, the sobering – send us your tales from the Parenthood Trenches and we’ll share them here.
When my boys were ages 3 and 18 months, my husband had a business trip at the beach. He was staying at a friend’s newly-bought condo and we decided we’d be spontaneous! And flexible! And go with the flow! So we went with him. We didn’t realize the condo was being renovated, and didn’t have […]