10 Reasons I Know Your Kid Isn't Your First

Before I start this post, let me say that I'm not making fun of you, New Moms. Well. I am making fun of you, but I'm making fun of me too. I was you. Anyone who has kids was you, whether they remember it now or are willing to admit it. Anyone who tells you they weren't terrified when they became a parent is a liar....more
Avery Lane Haha! So true. Nervous about every move vs. she's fine! more

Lena Dunham and the Backlash Against Humble Creep Confessions

Have you ever taken an art class with life models? I’m horrible at sketching: my perspective is interminably squashed, but a class with models holding poses on center stage really helped. I thought their nakedness might make me nervous or feel embarrassed to stare at nude bodies, but it wasn’t weird at all. The beauty of diverse nude forms created focus and immediacy, and all of our sketches were better for it. The nudity of the models made sense. They were professionals, mostly artists themselves, and they knew what they were doing. ...more
I think a big part of the problem here is that a lot of the people who are disgusted and ... more

My Housekeeper Thinks I'm Bringing Sexy Back: A Mortifying, Not-Quite-Kinky Tale

Our housekeeper, Sabrina, has been with my family for almost four years. The day she came into my life, it changed for the better....more
This is SO good and SO funny that I just caught myself half wishing that it happened to me so ... more

Gluten-Free Baking: Carrot Cupcakes

My daughter loves the idea of carrot cake, but is simply not a fan of what's usually put into it. She's anti anything that has to do with cheese, which means even a faux cream cheese frosting is completely out. The thought of raisins baked in a dessert bothers her, I kinda understand that. Walnuts are definitely out, she doesn't like the additional chewing involved.  ...more
I've been SO in the mood for carrot cake but hadn't seen a gluten free version until now. THANK ... more

Yes, Elsa is Sexy in 'Frozen,' and Disney Got It Right

(This post is written in response to a piece which appeared on SlateandHuff Post Parents.) ...more
I couldn't agree more! She is becoming her true self in this scene--- and that is EXACTLY the ... more

Hands-On Gifts for Your Budding Scientists

I'm all for fun toys that let kids be kids, but if you give my kids something awesome that also happens to teach them a thing or two, you're pretty much the bee's knees in my book. (Sidenote: What the hell does that even mean? I'm just trying to say that you're pretty fantastic. I'm just not sure what's so fantastic about a bee's knees.) ...more
Denise Which snap circuits have your kids tried? There are so many fun options, I don't even ... more

Hands-On Gifts for Your Budding Scientists

I'm all for fun toys that let kids be kids, but if you give my kids something awesome that also happens to teach them a thing or two, you're pretty much the bee's knees in my book. (Sidenote: What the hell does that even mean? I'm just trying to say that you're pretty fantastic. I'm just not sure what's so fantastic about a bee's knees.) ...more
Jane Byers Goodwin I think my daughter would love it! I mean what kid DOESN'T like secret ... more

Hands-On Gifts for Your Budding Scientists

I'm all for fun toys that let kids be kids, but if you give my kids something awesome that also happens to teach them a thing or two, you're pretty much the bee's knees in my book. (Sidenote: What the hell does that even mean? I'm just trying to say that you're pretty fantastic. I'm just not sure what's so fantastic about a bee's knees.) ...more
@annecalhoun Does he have the Sound Snap Circuits set or one of the others? There are so many ... more

Hands-On Gifts for Your Budding Scientists

I'm all for fun toys that let kids be kids, but if you give my kids something awesome that also happens to teach them a thing or two, you're pretty much the bee's knees in my book. (Sidenote: What the hell does that even mean? I'm just trying to say that you're pretty fantastic. I'm just not sure what's so fantastic about a bee's knees.) ...more
Stacy Morrison Glad I could help! I'd say I hope they like them, only I know they will! ;) more

Hands-On Gifts for Your Budding Scientists

I'm all for fun toys that let kids be kids, but if you give my kids something awesome that also happens to teach them a thing or two, you're pretty much the bee's knees in my book. (Sidenote: What the hell does that even mean? I'm just trying to say that you're pretty fantastic. I'm just not sure what's so fantastic about a bee's knees.) ...more
JennaHatfield I'm doing the same thing! There a couple of January birthdays coming up that these ... more