Teaching My Son to Get Into “Good Trouble”

One unseasonably warm Sunday afternoon, I walked around downtown, holding hands with my son. He’s four. So his inquisitive mind is always bursting with unrelenting questions and on this day, I had the time and temperament to answer every one. What’s that place? Can we go inside? What’s your favorite dinosaur? How do street lights … Continue reading Teaching My Son to Get Into “Good Trouble”

Rosie the Rabbit Helps Others Talk about Cancer.

I connected with Sarah on Twitter after I wrote The 10 Things Parents of Children with Cancer Want You to Know for the Huffington Post. I loved her story and thought it would be perfect for children touched by cancer. I have no commercial investment or benefit in Sarah's book. At 33, Sarah Josefsberg was vibrant, healthy … Continue reading Rosie the Rabbit Helps Others Talk about Cancer.

I’m a Stay-at-Home-Mom and a Proud Feminist.

Every morning, I send my husband off to work with a packed lunch and a kiss. While my husband’s at work, I spend my days making block towers, sweeping up Cheerios and continuing the absolute endless cycle of laundry. I wear a frilly apron while I cook and bake, which I love to do. I … Continue reading I’m a Stay-at-Home-Mom and a Proud Feminist.

10 Ways Parents are Dirty Liars.

I read Tobin's spectacular article, My Son Is a Gifted Program Reject, and I'm OK With That  on Scary Mommy and loved it. I found more of Tobin's work on his blog and soon discovered he's not only wicked funny, I also found his perspective on parenting to be refreshing and insightful. From tackling difficult topics to the logistics of … Continue reading 10 Ways Parents are Dirty Liars.

Please Stop Telling Us We’re “Doing It All Wrong”.

While scrolling through my Facebook feed, I saw a viral post many friends shared. In the post a grey-haired man wearing a grey suit and a smug smile appeared under the headline, “Physician Tells Parents—‘You’re doing it all wrong.’” I see this formula all the time. It’s not always from a physician; it may be … Continue reading Please Stop Telling Us We’re “Doing It All Wrong”.

What You Should Have Put on Your Registry

This post contains affiliate links.  One of my sweet, generous friends asked for suggestions to give his expectant sister for her baby shower. Specifically he asked for items she didn't register for, but should have. So this morning, I stalked her registry and she needs EVERYTHING. People say babies just need love. Lies. They need cozy swaddle … Continue reading What You Should Have Put on Your Registry