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 seems counter intuitive, because, as we all have learned, children thrive on routine. But living in Europe this summer has reminded me that when children are taken out of the routine and put into a totally new environment, the experience can be transformative in incredible ways. Read more →
I laugh a lot. Mostly, what I laugh at are:
- My kids
- “Seinfeld” DVDs
- “Modern Family” DVDs
- To have fun every day.
- To celebrate every day.
- To laugh every day.
- To use glitter whenever possible. Read more →
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 of eating a meal while it’s still hot. (I think I’m OK with that one.)
But I’ll admit that the total magnitude of parenthood was lost on me until I saw these two in action. Read more →
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. Stacy doesn’t have a worry in the world that her 13-year-old won’t stand her ground, now or ever.
“Where are my blue sweatpants?!” Lucy yells on a regular basis, as her mom rolls her eyes and thinks to herself, “All you wear is blue sweatpants—so you’ve got about ten pairs!” Read more →
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 “magic healing lotion” and that she should keep it. She put some on and said, “Wow, that feels all better.” Read more →
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 off-the-shoulder tee shirts and booty-shorts, all Read more →
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