Last weekend my kids had a sleepover at my sister Melissa’s house. Apparently when they were going to sleep, Nora asked if she could sleep in Melissa’s bed with her. Then she shared this gem with everyone: “My mom let me sleep in her bed one time when I threw up on my pillow twice.” Then Alex added: “And I slept with my mom once after I ate a peanut and almost … [Read more...] about Accidental Co-Sleeping: How to Get the Kids Out of Your Bed?
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A persistent rain was falling as my sons and I departed from their swim practice. It was after 9:00 p.m. I was exhausted, it was a long day of work and I was spent after an hour and half in a pool coaching sixteen swimmers, ranging in age from six to eight. As we made our way to the car, we were surrounded by puddles, evidence that it must have poured while we were in … [Read more...] about I Accidentally Called My 9-Year-Old Son an A-Hole
A few weeks ago, start-up toy company GoldieBlox posted this video and the interwebz exploded, as they say.And at first, all caught up in the cuteness of the three little actresses and the cleverness of the way the brand altered the lyrics to Beastie Boys’ song “Girls” to accompany this spot (apparently without the Boys’ permission, but that’s not the point), I got excited … [Read more...] about When Girl-Power Marketing Accidentally Does the Opposite
When I was a young child, around my oldest daughter’s age, we didn’t have much. Moving into a small rental house with my newly separated mother we made do with just the essentials - if that. Let’s put it this way, I’ve drunk juice out of empty jelly jars and worn hand-me-down panties. For Christmas, I didn’t get many new things but it was okay because I really didn’t know … [Read more...] about Am I Accidentally Raising Spoiled Kids?
A few years ago, when my daughter was five, she asked me how babies get made. It was not the first time she asked, and my old "an egg and a sperm meet in the mommy’s tummy" trick wasn’t working anymore. But how do they meet, she wanted to know. So after about a half an hour of question-dodging that would put any politician on a Sunday morning news show to shame, I finally gave … [Read more...] about The Accidental Sex Talk