Alessio didn’t want his nap. He wanted "moto raff" - to sit on our friend’s motorcycle stored in our garage, a treat he gets to do sometimes, based on good behavior - which wasn’t today, or most of that week. My first week back at work. Alessio was more whiny than usual. Of course I had noticed, but hesitated about what to do. Now that I had less time with Alessio, the last … [Read more...] about It’s Not Just A Tantrum: Learn To Translate For Your Toddler
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The following is a guest post from Raquel D'Apice, founder of the humor/parenting blog, The Ugly Volvo. A transcript from the night when we excitedly went out to a restaurant and left the baby with my parents: Jonathan enters the restaurant grinning and sits down across from me. Jonathan: Ready for our hot date? Me: I know– look at us going out to dinner … [Read more...] about An Exciting Night Out Without The Baby
The following is a guest post by Stuart Perkins of Storyshucker It was still cold the day I noticed that in spite of an unyielding winter determined to wear out its welcome, the local hardware store has taken a leap of faith by filling its storefront and walkway with a grand display of all things summer. I saw birdbaths, a gleaming row of new lawnmowers, and a stack of wading … [Read more...] about It’s A Toy?
My brother, Jeff, was not only cool ‘cause he was my big brother but he had focus and found his passion when he was barely 13. I envied that characteristic and very early on I hoped to share that trait; no such luck. Jeff was a typical American kid growing up in the late 70’s playing little league, video games, rode skateboards and motorcycles but his true love was music. He … [Read more...] about Did You Find Your Passion, Or Did It Find You?
The following is a guest post from Meredith Mallon, General Merchandising Manager, Kids at zulily Want your kids to steal the show this back to school season? Our zulily buyers have scoured the market for back to school fashion and are sharing a preview of the upcoming autumn trends. For Girls Denim is big for tops, especially chambray fabric and bling embellishment. We’re also … [Read more...] about Back to School Fashion Trends for Kids