You know what's great? Halloween. You know what's also great? Kids' halloween costumes. You know what's weird? Looking at kids halloween costumes when you don't have kids... unless you're "doing it for a friend." So here, for you all to enjoy, is my open letter to Grace about what she should dress her kids as for … Continue reading Six Toddler Halloween Costumes (picked by someone without kids)
I'm not a perfect parent, but I am a parent. I also became a parent pretty early on, which means a lot of my same-age friends are starting their families now. It's for these friends that I write this post, since I see you and I love you. Raising a kid is hard enough already; raising … Continue reading How To Distract Your Toddler For Your Own Gain
My four-year-old started kindergarten last week and she's doing great. Of course she is - she's everything I was always both hopeful and terrified I'd have in a daughter: vivacious, self-possessed, confident, personable, smart as a whip, and charming. But I'll admit to you, in confidence, that it took me awhile to also be doing great. … Continue reading How to Cope With Your Kid Starting School
There aren’t many experiences in your life quite like becoming a mom for the first time. When my son came, the first three months of his life were a roller coaster of emotions for him, for me, for everyone. By month four, I had some of it figured out: I understood his cries, got him … Continue reading Guest Blog: How To Balance Work & Motherhood
Sometimes you move, and it takes up entirely more time than you thought it was going to. And sometimes you have an infant who doesn't like sleeping through the night, and your partner in child-rearing is still in New England while you're in charge of waking up 6 times a night to stuff the pacifier … Continue reading Sometimes, You Move.