If you open Big’s bedroom cabinet, you’ll find a pile of teeth. Six, to be exact. The collection started months ago, without warning. A silent strike of independence, I guess. His rebellion stands in stark contrast to Pink’s first squeals of post-tooth-fairy-visit delight — just down the hall. When he smiles, you can see where […]
In Defense of the “Too Happy” Facebook Profile
Recently I’ve found myself in a number of conversations with friends who are critical of how people they know use social media, primarily Facebook. The concern? People aren’t painting a realistic portrait of their lives. They’re selectively broadcasting the good stuff, the wins. The perfectly coordinated family photo shoot, the trophy ceremony, the toddler enthusiastically […]
Mommy, Does Cinderella Have Babies?
Pink asked me this most innocent question the other day as I was overwhelmed by yet another mess, and she was rocking her own beloved baby doll in her arms. “Mommy, does Cinderella have babies?”
Last week, I found myself having totally unrelated, but similar conversations with each of my children’s teachers. Conversations that, less than a year ago, seemed so very far out of reach.
What I Didn’t Miss
Last week I wrote a post about the things I missed at home while Lenny and I were away on a kid-free, company-hosted getaway to Puerto Rico. While it was a sweet reflection for me, I was surprised by how wildly popular it was among my friends. On my personal Facebook page, over 40 people […]