If my not-quite-2-year-old even catches wind that we’re leaving the house, she’s over at our shoe tray making matches and delivering footwear to each of us. I mean, she is on it. But my older daughter… not so much. She is not a morning person and wakes up with Einstein hair to prove it. But […]
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“Dayntt Ewww” my 21 month old shouted after her sister gave her some food. “Aww, you’re welcome sweet girl,” my oldest replied. While I don’t force manners like please and thank you on my kids and let them learn at their own pace (no matter how excruciatingly slow it may be) it’s still so nice […]
Looking around the room, I see signs of 21st-century life that I could never have dreamed up as a kid. Things that could only found in sci-fi movies and futuristic literature. You know… because the internet wasn’t around when I was born. A phone in the palm of my hand. Touch-screen devices. Multiple laptops. A […]
Every year I look at my calendar in September, take a deep breath and relish in the news that autumn is finally here. And then suddenly, time speeds up when Halloween hits, I barely get to enjoy Thanksgiving, Christmas is a frenzy and then BOOM! It’s a new year already. But as an adult knowing that […]
Today it was a blue slushie. Yesterday it was the iPad. They’re things that my nearly 4-year-old daughter feels entitled to. She pleaded her case declaring that she ate “real food” and reminded me that she spent countless hours frolicking around the house and playing outside. Her righteous indignation came out demanding that she deserved […]