As a Mom, I am not always present. I am not always patient; I am never excited to play with her and her hodgepodge of toys, dolls and Happy Meal scraps. I hate the hand clapping games and think her iPad games are weird. (Her latest obsession is one where you prep a man to propose to his girlfriend. HOW IS THIS A FUN GAME?)Read More
There isn't a spot for it in her Baby Book, but First Independent Bath should ABSOLUTELY be heralded. Unless you enjoy your asshole falling asleep after sitting on a toilet seat lid for 25 minutes every 2-3 days for 5 years, the day your kid can bathe themselves is the very definition of a Banner Day.Read More
How old was your kid when they first dropped some verbally delicious profanity?
We had a good run. Stella bust out her first curse word last week at the ripe old age of 4 and a half. In my first column for Hello Creative Family I share all the blue details. (Have you checked the HCF site out yet? It's so crafty and clever. They clearly do not know I have never even glued googly eyes onto a pipecleaner. Please don't tell.)
Come September, I have a kid in kindergarten. We have no idea how she's going to get there, if they'll let her eat 3 cheese strings and 16 marshmallows for lunch, or if her Little Mermaid ballgown is appropriate attire, but it's happening. It's all happening.
What I do know is that she will be entering into a French Immersion Program. I feel no qualms or nerves or butterflies about that decision. If you want to know why, I wrote all about it for my friend The European Mama's handsome and wise website.Read More
I don’t want to brag, but after four years at the position, I am now a very good Mom. This has nothing to do with effort, tactics, instincts or passion for the job. This has everything to do with me being open to asking for help when I get stuck, having the luxury to take breaks when I need them, and having a child who 99% of the time will do what I ask.
Crazy, right? I read other Parenting Blogs and I am on Facebook, aka Ground Zero for letting off steam when your kid is being an asshole, so I know how lucky I am.Read More