Have 5 Kids, Will Travel

Have 5 Kids, Will Travel

Have you ever noticed that when you are on vacation, your child takes huge developmental leaps?  It’s because they are put on a fast track for transformation just by virtue of being taken out of their normal day-to-day life.  Now I know this se ...
Preemie twins: A non-parent’s perspective

Preemie twins: A non-parent’s perspective

Friends of ours are new parents ““ to identical twin boys who were born two months early. I know all parents make changes and sacrifices. Big ones, like never again being able to sleep in (this scares me!) And small ones, like losing the luxury ...
From Birth

From Birth

My twin sons’ preschool teacher, Stacy, was telling me the story of her amazing daughter Lucy. She explained that it’s always been “talk to the hand” with Lucy, as in””she’s totally in her power, in a good way. St ...
The Amazing Healing Power of Bubble Wrap

The Amazing Healing Power of Bubble Wrap

My daughter woke me up at 2 a.m. last night screaming that her leg hurt. Growing pains. I groggily took her into the bathroom, found a free bottle of Bath & Bodyworks hand lotion that had somehow ended up in there, and told her it was “magi ...
Bye, bye, baby bows

Bye, bye, baby bows

I am confused. One minute I was clipping little bows into my daughters soft curls, kissing her warm little neck as she twirled around in a frothy gingham-checked Gymboree concoction. The next minute, she’s dragging me into Justice. Land of the ...