We have just had the first truly beautiful and seasonally appropriate day here in my little town in MA, and I am just, ugh, raring to go and ready to Spring clean. The warm weather inexplicably makes me want to clean, organize, and redecorate, maybe because when I'm inevitably feeling gross in the 90+ degree… Continue reading Happy Warm Weather!
One of my co-workers had to put on her "mom voice" today at work when addressing the kids, and it got us to talking about tone of voice, and how to effectively get through to kids when they were engaging in problematic behaviors. The topic of yelling came up briefly, with us both agreed that… Continue reading Yelling
I never planned on having kids. I liked kids, loved cooing over babies, was over the moon when friends and family would tell me they were pregnant. But I deeply, deeply resented -- and still do -- the idea that children were a woman's "obligation" (whoa, effing screw that), or that they were necessary to complete… Continue reading ADHD, with a Kid
I mentioned we took Bear to the library the other day, but had to cut is short; I had a headache, we had to go grocery shopping, and I needed to go home and cook. I honestly wanted to skip the library all together, but I can't deny Bear that simple pleasure. He adores… Continue reading How is He Mine?
This past month was great, but didn't really feel like I had any down time, probably because, um, I didn't. The last weekend in August hit, and suddenly over Labor Day weekend, we had four non-stop days of parties, festivals, and social gatherings, and from there, we never really lost steam. We had theatre tickets,… Continue reading Keep It Busy
Tonight, I put our last diaper on my son. He's been using the potty successfully for weeks now; since the end of May, more or less, though I've been hesitant to write about it because, hey, I don't tempt fate - the second I get too cocky about it is the second he turns around… Continue reading So Long Luvs: The Last Diaper
So, while last week was technically our vacation - spent in Florida, with family and at a variety of parks - this is officially the wind-down (or as close to it as a parent ever gets). Bear was well-behaved (for the most part) during the trip, but between wrangling him, losing my state ID, and… Continue reading Friday, Fri-yay: August 10th, 2018