What’s the Point?

Raising children is a difficult and thankless job, especially if the children are difficult and thankless people. Sure, we have some control over the responses and attitudes of kids. Their manners are one of the many things parents blame themselves for the first (and second, and third) time(s) our darling pipes up, “That lady is … More What’s the Point?

What IS That?!

There are a few phrases a parent says that can only mean a bad thing. Mine include: “Don’t worry; it couldn’t get any worse,” “I’m sure it’s washable,” and “What is that?”

The Bedtime Routine

In order to maintain a sense of order and structure in our house, we follow a bedtime routine. I’ve read Facebook posts citing studies that my friends heard about that say a routine is imperative for children’s development. So, 8:30ish: I turn to my husband. Actually, I do this sort of exhausted flailing against the … More The Bedtime Routine