Somewhere along the way my perfect baby morphed into a dramatic, screaming, hitting, give-it-to-me-now-or-I’ll-bite-you adolescent. Except he’s only 22 months. And with his second birthday rumbling around the corner like a MAC truck on fire, I know that this is just a preview of what’s to come.Read more
If you’re fortunate enough to have the fetal gods smile down on you and send the perfect creature that is the trick baby as your firstborn, then enjoy every glorious second of his sweet disposition. But don’t kid yourself. Trick baby is an anomaly, and your future babies are not going to be anything like trick baby.Read more
I recently realized my basement shelves, filled with huge plastic bins of kids’ clothing, toys, and stuff, was overflowing. My son is not even two years old, and I’m astounded by just how much crap this kid has accumulated. Knowing it needed to go before the shelf collapsed in a dusty pile of pastel blue layette sets, I decided to round it all up and donate it. Then like a sign from the hoarding gods, I got an email for a local consignment event. Before I could think myself out of it, I signed up and got started hauling up clothing bins to start sorting and tagging all his old clothes and toys.Read more
What do you do when the lovey is loved out? Do you carefully handwash and soak out the stains and smells as best you can? Do you search for just the right thread color to stitch, mend, and fix the tears? Or do you look for another lovey exactly like the first so you can replace it? Do you quietly throw it away one day when your child isn’t looking and hope he doesn’t notice?
Thinking of having a baby? Before you get to some intentionally irresponsible friskiness and peeing on your hand while aiming for that tiny little stick, you should get out the pen and paper and make a list. This is not a list of your favorite baby names or a list of nursery decor themes. This is your pre-pregnancy bucket list.