What common household object is just SO hilarious that this baby can’t quite handle it?...READ MORE
Apparently the universe has a way of bitch slapping you in the face for making multiple public announcements about your first child potty training in one day. Looking back, I probably deserved it, seeing as my announcements were less public service, and more poorly veiled commentary on my own parenting superiority. READ MORE
In all of the movies, deathbed scenes are short and dramatic. The dying friend or relative blurts out a heartfelt secret or nugget of wisdom. And fade to black.
In reality, dying often takes its time. The human body is built to fight death, and death is built to be patient. No one tells you that dying can be tedious, so you’d better bring a book for those long stretches when your loved one is in that twilight that separates them from the truly living, but binds them still to life. READ MORE
“But I still feel guilty,” I said over the phone to my older sister, who is also a mother of young children.
“I’ll never forget what our pediatrician once told me,” she replied. “She said to never feel bad about doing what you want to do.”
That simple advice resonated with me. What was it in my nature that was making me feel guilty about spending one afternoon a week doing something just for me? What is it in so many of us that pulls at our hearts when our logical side knows perfectly well that we all need time to pursue our own goals, interests, passions? READ MORE