Defensive driving, defensive medicine, defensive . . . parenting? Yep. Earlier this week I wrote about the parents who say Boston Children’s Hospital kidnapped their daughter. With similar stories surfacing all around the country, mom’s and dad’s are taking proactive measures to protect their rights as parents. Continue ReadingRead More »
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. . . it may not be the Hallmark commercial we meant to sign up for, but you and I know that we’d choose it all over again in a heartbeat. Parenting may mean more pukey sheets and less sleep than we imagined, but our children are warm, fed, and most of all loved. If the Department of Child and Family Services (DCF) showed up at our front door, we’d think they got the wrong address. Continue ReadingRead More »
Somewhere between “no you can’t lick the cat” and “why are my work boots covered in fairy stickers?” He’s staring at one of our potami and he has that look on his face – the one that says he had no idea what he was signing up for, but he’d do it all again in a heartbeat.
I lean in, catch his eye, and whisper our signature word. Continue ReadingRead More »
If your life looks anything like mine, pampering yourself is probably the eleventy-billionth thing on your mind. Let me guess – right after wiping the baseboards, right? Continue ReadingRead More »
. . . and topped with a crunchy, crumbly streusel? Why yes, it is a lovely way to celebrate the start of a new day, moving laundry from the washer to the dryer, or nothing in particular. They’re surprisingly easy to whip up, too!
1. It’s a nice break from giving the stink eye. Gotta mix things up, you know?
2. You can use it to repel awkward interactions – “Don’t come near, I’m CONTAGIOUS!”
3. Sorry, that’s all I’ve got. Who actually loves pink eye??? Continue ReadingRead More »
. . . are perfect for the odd game of tic-tac-toe. an inspiring word for the day, or a whimsical doodle. Whatever your style, they’re a cheerful way to get your morning going. And of course they also work well for keeping track of drinks at parties. Continue ReadingRead More »