Posts from the ‘Parenting’ category

Pinterest Hypocrite

I am on the Pinterest. See? It’s a hilarious indulgence. Mostly because, all of this crap I’ve pinned? I never do. Ever. Pinterest is where I…

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The philosophy of “stop that”: Why I tell my kids to knock it off

I don’t see big-picture things, and I am most certainly not observant about patterns. My happy place is in the details. In the aftermath of a…

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If you give a boy a banana…

You know that very famous book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, by Laura Numeroff? My kids love that book. It’s cute and it’s fun…

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The Essential Masculine-Type-Partner Gifting Guide

So, I’m late with Saturday’s post. I am fairly certain that you will forgive me. Why? Because I have just solved your Father’s Day gifting dilemmas.…

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Fear the bunk beds and quicksand

When I was a kid, my mother employed a highly effective behavior modification technique in order to keep me in line while out in public. It…

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Be tween a rock and a slammed door

There is a tween in my house. I know this not because of chronology – although, yes, the ripe old age of 10-in-two-months is kind of…

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Parenthood: The Live Experience

I know people who don’t have kids. Some of them don’t want any, which makes sense to me because, to tell you the truth, some days…

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Not a morning person.

Aidan woke up at 6 am. Actually, what happened is that Aidan fell out of bed at 6 am, but opening with that might incline you…

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On Mother’s Day.

I received a white sweater for Christmas. I didn’t like it at first. I don’t wear white, it makes me look big and sloppy, what with…

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Reasons you should feel sorry for my homeschooled kids

Ladies and gentlemen, do you know what time it is? With the warmer days and being-outside-ness of it all? Why, it’s time for another episode of…

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