5 Things I Wish I Could Do When My Toddler Starts Screaming

Impulse control. Four-year-olds don’t have a lot of it. Thankfully, 40-year-olds do (or at least we should). ...more
Thanks for sharing your experience and insights Mandy. My babies are still young to do that kind ...more

Dear Husband

 Dear Husband, ...more

7 Tips for Surviving the Ice Capades with Your Sanity

 The e-mail burned in my inbox one Summer morning.The Subject: “Exclusive Presale: Disney On Ice presents Frozen”...more

Oh, SH*T!!!

Thanks to my four year olds, everyone in the tri-state area, and their preschool knows that someone in my house swears. No big deal, right? It’s a normal reaction to stressful situations. Due to my cat-like grace and prowess I rarely hurt myself, but I have been known to simultaneously drop a can of tomato sauce on my foot, stand up in pain only to bang my head on the cupboard door, then trip over the pattern in the floor while reeling from the head injury....more

Toys to Grow with your Baby and Toddler

Many toys seem to come and go in our house, but it is so nice when I see my kids (now 4 and almost 2) continue to play with certain toys months-- or even years-- after they first receive them.  I love it even more if both of my kids will play with a toy at the same time. ...more

Starfall for Beginning Readers

8 Reasons Little Girls Make Great FBI Recruits

I own a boy and a girl and am often asked how old they are.  My answer is “She’s 4, going on 34, and he’s 3 going on 1”.This accelerated maturity seems to be the case for many of the other little girls I’ve observed.  After careful evaluation of their specific behaviors, I’ve deduced that The FBI and other intelligence agencies may want to start recruiting little girls, in order to take full advantage of their optimal skill sets....more

11 things to do in the outfield during a Little League game

    Watching my daughter playing baseball in Little League, I'm always amused at what the children who are supposed to be all "eyes on the ball" are really doing out there. Usually, nothing baseball-related in the least. Now of course, these are 4-, 5-, and 6-year-olds. But they sure do make sitting there for an hour or more a little more entertaining!...more

Project: No Training Wheels

   I believe children should be free to take calculated risks. Sure, try that big twisty slide. Jump off the big rock. Climb that tree.  Until it comes to my daughter.   Now that's not entirely true. While I am slightly neurotic about her more daring behavior, I can usually manage a slight "Be careful" and even turn away if need be. ...more

And don't forget to act out, my love

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