For the Love of Children
This is not a your usual rant about how tedious it is to do the Elf on the Shelf every holiday season. (Although I do believe that the Elf is … Continue reading
Alexa: My new frienemy
Over the holidays, we gained a new family member. I was instantly smitten with Alexa (birth name: Amazon Echo Dot) and her ability to fulfill my kids’ never-ending requests. My … Continue reading
Embarrassment of the Week: Play date purse raider
It’s been a while since I’ve written, but a friend convinced me I needed to log this incident for posterity. Being that I have no pride left after becoming a … Continue reading
If storks really brought babies, kids would have so many less questions
The older kids get, the more parenting is like being trapped in a pop quiz. You never know when awkward questions will present themselves. And then when they do, you’ve … Continue reading
Chasing zombies, leaves and childhood
I admit, my heart broke a teensy bit when my seven-year-old son son announced he wanted to be a “bloody zombie” for Halloween. It was such a drastic departure from … Continue reading
Dear Neighbors, Thanks for not calling the authorities
Now that cooler weather is upon us, it’s lovely to open the windows and let in some fresh, fall breeze. But that luxury doesn’t come without complications. While our neighborhood … Continue reading
Is that a disc, or are you happy to see me?
One of the most joyous parts of parenting preschoolers (and working in a preschool, for that matter), is the hilarity that spills from kids’ mouths on a regular basis. It … Continue reading
Dinner is served… from my pants
I was in a funk most of today. The day had so much potential to get worse during the dreaded Witching Hours of 4-7 p.m. (For those of you who … Continue reading
Let’s talk about sex
It all started innocently enough. Last week, I was working at the preschool, enjoying the tale of “I Am An Owl” by Lorraine Hooker during circle time. Then the teacher … Continue reading
Can you hear me now? Can you hear me NOW?
What I say: “Let’s keep the house clean. We have people coming over in 15 minutes.”
What they hear: Immediately locate and empty every, single container of Legos, plastic play food, flash cards, Matchbox cars, My Little Ponies, plus the 48-pack of markers and the 64-box of Crayolas.
What happens when you lose a wedding ring?
If you know me personally, then you’ve probably heard me say that I generally like animals more than people. Animals don’t leave shopping carts leaning up against my car in … Continue reading
The baby robin project: From eggs to fledglings (17 photos)
I’m playing a bit of catch-up here, but this was too cool not to share, even if it’s late. Over summer, a mama robin built her nest upon the hose … Continue reading
Dear school, Will you marry me?
Don’t let the school bus door hit ya in the back, lovies!