Toddler Trouble

I haven’t had a toddler in years. Literally. I suspected I was enjoying some side benefits of this, and could name a few if someone asked me. Knowing that I have more sleep and free time is different than re-living the cyclone of trouble that is a just-walking explorer, however. Perhaps I ought to back up and … More Toddler Trouble

The Joys of Pre-Puberty

I have finally reached a milestone every young mother dreams of: all four children completely potty trained. Seriously, if you’ve not experienced the Iron Man Competition that is Potty-Training, then you have no idea how many angelic choirs sang after that opening sentence. In related news, my oldest son entered junior high school. He’s taller, … More The Joys of Pre-Puberty

We Aim to Please

I am a mother of four boys. And I have a husband. I really like boys. They’re honest, scientific, obvious, succinct, and often more fun. Still; I hadn’t realized, when the pregnancies kept turning out to be male, how much the smell of urine would come to dominate my bathrooms.