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

Dear Son / Dear Mom

Dear Son, I try to love you, but you make it difficult. I see love as soft affection, listening considerately to my advice, and respecting my intelligence. I get calls and e-mails home from school about concerns parents have for their children who play with you. When I ask you about what happened; you respond … More Dear Son / Dear Mom