New Year’s Eve changes when you have kids. No more going out to fun places and watching the ball drop. No more watching the ball drop at all, actually, because you are asleep hours before it drops, unless you mean watching it via the variety of pre-recorded NYE countdowns that Netflix has to offer. But … Continue reading NYE Kid mixers, Netflix saves the day and brings fun back to the parents!
Today I realized that lying is my parenting strategy for not overusing the “no” word- for the toddler anyway. I find myself saying “No” constantly. No, don’t take your clothes off. No, don’t feed that to the dog. No, you cannot fly. But in some instances, you can just lie instead of always saying “no.” … Continue reading Lying is my parenting strategy
When you write creative non-fiction, people hate you. It is inevitable because your material is everything nobody wants discussed. Or just everything in life, in general. You bring real-life situations into a creative environment and share parts of your life that some people do not want shared. It brings agreements and disagreements, but at the … Continue reading Why Everyone Hates Creative Non-Fiction Writers
My stepson asked me to take him to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show last night. Hold onto your dirty looks for a few minutes because there is a good lesson in this, I promise. I told him he probably wouldn’t like it. He begged to differ. He kept asking me what it was about … Continue reading A lesson from our tween on movie theater etiquette
No, I don’t cut myself. I have a toddler going through a scratching phase. My toddler is not always a sweet little angel. Come to think of it, the only time when she is an angel is when she is asleep. The rest of the time she is like a little doll. She looks all … Continue reading No, I don’t cut myself. I have a toddler.
I always wanted a daughter. I had a dream about her once, before I was pregnant with her. My husband and I were in bed. It was morning. There was a toddler with curly hair in our bed in just a diaper. She was giggling hysterically and hiding in our sheets demanding we play Peek-a-boo. … Continue reading When I prayed for a daughter, I didn’t realize she would be a sassy little fire cracker (just like her momma)!
Are there really people out there who never once let their children watch television before 2 years old? I am wondering because I admire that. I am fascinated by it. I honestly wonder what these kids do all day. What do they do while you shower, or do you not shower? Do you leave them … Continue reading Technology, is the Village it takes to raise a kid
For whatever reason, we are not supposed to talk about our failed pregnancies. But today, I will, for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, October 15, 2016. Being pregnant after having a miscarriage is terrifying. You worry. You worry every moment about everything. You worry about every test, every milestone, and your heart skips a … Continue reading Being pregnant after having a miscarriage is terrifying (Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day)
I probably could have just titled this one: “WTF?!!” I think etiquette is something that we assume falls under common sense but I was definitely wrong. Today we are throwing my step-son an 11th birthday party at our local planetarium. It was one of few places left that aren’t lame in the eyes of these … Continue reading The death of the RSVP and all remnants of kids birthday party etiquette