Her screams could be heard halfway across the store. Walking by, I heard her mother say, “No! We are not going BACK to the bathroom! We’re not going to spend all our time at the store in the bathroom.” The screaming resumed with even greater intensity. “But I want to! I have to go! I […]
Babywearing, or the practice of keeping your baby close to you in a carrier, is gaining momentum as the public is becoming more and more aware of the benefits. However, getting started can seem a little overwhelming with all the available options, styles of carriers and schools of thought on the “right” way to wear […]
With the start of another school year, it’s important for both students AND parents to prepare themselves for the 1,080 hours kids will spend in the classroom this year. One local school is starting off on a high note and hosting a free event for parents this Thursday. Dr. Rob Evans, a clinical and organizational […]
*Sadly (for you, NOT me), I have no photographic proof of the incident I describe in this post. So instead, I have scattered various pictures from the trip throughout the blog. But trust me, I could never make up something this ridiculous and embarrassing to get myself into. Every word is true.* “I will be […]
One question I get (along with socialization) is, “How on EARTH do you do it?” Usually, this translates to “How do you get your kid to listen to you?” which usually gets lumped in with “I have no patience” and “How do you keep from going crazy?” I usually answer with: “I’ve always been my […]
I refer to them as “bubble moments”, although I didn’t really name them that. They were sort of adopted under that moniker due to the circumstances that first made me aware of them. See, most parents I know have kids that are close in age. I can see where that’s a handful; that’s a lot […]
1. Spend more time laughing and less time yelling. 2. Realize that the time children spend clinging to you is much shorter than the time they spend pushing you away. 3. Teach patience by example. 4. Enjoy the small moments and stop worrying about documenting all of them. 5. Appreciate the beauty of simple pleasures.