Tag Archives: parenting

Stay-Well Tips for the Entire Family

Stay-Well Tips for the Entire Family

Staying healthy when you have a house full of walking, talking petri dishes ““”“ I mean kids ““”“ is no small feat. And while I don’t recommend you put your kids in a bubble until those spring bulbs you planted spout abo ...
How to Potty Train Your (Stubborn) Toddler in 3 Days

How to Potty Train Your (Stubborn) Toddler in 3 Days

To win the war of the wills with my adorable-but-stubborn 3-year-old, Charlie, I have to give him choices. “Milk or water?” when he asks for juice; “Do you want to play with your books or your blocks?” when he demands to wat ...
Can You Choose the Gender of Your Baby?

Can You Choose the Gender of Your Baby?

My husband is one of eight grandsons, with no female first cousins.  After my first son was born, I got lots of knowing smiles from those familiar with his male-dominated family tree and comments like, “Aren’t boys great? It will be so cu ...
Mommyhood Myths: Busted!

Mommyhood Myths: Busted!

“Have children,” they said. “It will be fulfilling,” they said. And so you did. It was nothing at all like the books said. So much harder than your mom made it out to be. And way more amazing than anything you had ever done ...
Holiday Meals With Kids: A Survival Guide

Holiday Meals With Kids: A Survival Guide

In an ideal world, Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner would be a warm, festive experience, where everyone remains sober, no one brings up old family feuds, and children sit with their napkins in their laps and chew with their mouths closed. I wish this ...