As parents, we all make an oopsie now and then. "Now and then" is a relative phrase, inclusive of our daily mishaps and those occasional whoppers we only discuss with our closest friends after a few glasses of wine. Children generally categorize our oopsie based on the extent of inconvenience ... » Learn More about That Cream Goes WHERE?!
On Friday night, I babysat four kids under the age of four in order to give my best friend a much-deserved night out. Since two of the kiddos were mine, I was feeling confident I could manage. No, I was not drunk. I'm just a good friend. After a successful dinner, the older kids were running ... » Learn More about We All Survived
Some call him an old soul because of his wise eyes and affinity for classic rock. Others, namely Grandparents, call him "brilliant, advanced, perfect." His sisters just call him silly. My 6-year-old is definitely something special (says every mom ever), and while I agree with some of the above ... » Learn More about I Think My Kindergartener Was a Stoner in a Former Life
The concept of time Cause and effect Putting on one's shoes These are some of the abstract ideas that completely elude toddlers. It can be maddening trying to reason with their pint-size persistence, and despite very clear explanations, they tend to miss the mark like ... » Learn More about If Toddlers Chose Their Own Consequences
Vomit-covered hands. Dead body discovery. Foul-mouthed, pot-smoking parents (well, mostly Dad). A smuggled placenta. What's this, you ask? The next episode of Pretty Little Liars? (Does that reference work here? 'Cause I've truthfully never seen the show and had to Google "popular TV ... » Learn More about A Very Professional Interview with Johanna Stein, Author of How Not To Calm A Child On a Plane