My wife and I have worked hard to bring our best selves to being Mom and Dad. The best we’ve got happens to include an executive decision to let cursing fall through the filter.
Tales From the Trenches
This is not the cheery self-help post to give you advice on how to do parental self-care. This is just giving you permission to be tired.
A rare genetic disease called Uncombable Hair Syndrome has a local mom worried for her daughter and the whispers she might hear as she gets older.
I want to focus on learning. I want to focus on experiences that will shape his life, even at such a young age. And here’s how I’m going to do that.
Never heard of the Concentric Circle of Responsibility? My counselor introduced it to me, and it’s going to help me be a better parent.
Ever wonder why Clark Kent could NEVER be a dad? t’s a pretty simple parenting conundrum actually.
If you’re looking for a family road trip story gone horribly wrong written in the style of Hunter S. Thompson this is for you – it’s gonzo parenting at its best!
All those awesome family vacations on Facebook and Instagram… Why do OUR vacations never quite work out like what we see on social media?
How does a mom prepare herself for her child’s teenage years lurking around the corner? By toughening up her heart.
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 […]
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.
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 […]