Jokes about moms not being able to pee alone have become as mainstream as the stereotype we all share the maternal aspiration to peruse the aisles of Target sans kids while sipping a Starbucks. I'm here to tell ya: we don't all fit the Target/Starbucks mold. In fact, if given the choice, I'd ... » Learn More about When Your Toddler Follows You Into the Bathroom. (+ a giveaway!)
When my oldest finished his first year of preschool, he brought home a nugget of wisdom I've used time and time again. The phrase, "Zip it, lock it, put it in your pocket" is a kid-friendly way to stay SHUT YER FACE HOLE. Really, it's the gift that keeps on giving. As educators, pillars of the ... » Learn More about What We Say vs. What We Think: Teacher Edition
I could kiss summer right on the mouth. I love me some sunshine and warm weather, sitting by the pool sipping a cool drink. Watching my kids run through sprinklers, family vacations. Less structure, more relaxation. More reading!! To kick off this season of exhaling in style, I teamed up with some ... » Learn More about Summer Book Giveaway!!
“I’ve been thinking about a vasectomy,” my husband announces as our 3-year-old proudly hands him her booger. I try to disguise the panic in my voice: “Vasectomy?! That’s, like, really final.” “That’s the point,” he says. "Three kids, we’re done, right?” He looks at me. I look at him. We ... » Learn More about A Chin Hair In Time
When I traded in my first car for an upgrade, I got misty-eyed. When my husband and I sold our first home, I cried on the way to our new one. Even when I pitch an old mascara, I'm inclined to yell, YOU'RE MY BOY, BLUE! My issues run deep. There's just something about endings that make me weepy, and ... » Learn More about Why End of School Goodbye’s Make Me Teary