I'm cheating on my hairdresser. Again.

I’ve made a grave mistake. One I’ve made before. It involves delusion, false optimism and wishful thinking. It begins like this: I want a hair change. Unfortunately said desire creeps up on me over time, until it so strong that all sense of reason departs completely. Several weeks ago, drunk and out with friends I convinced one of them to cut my hair. The only thing handy: nail scissors. “Thas fine!” I slurred, “iddll look good” It did not look good. ...more

Two years ago, I actually had to go to a hair place and get a refund. The only reason I ...more

Feed Your Children in the Bath! Weird Shortcuts that Work.

This morning I fed my three children in the bath.  It sounds gross and I suppose it is.  They ate oatmeal and toast and I'd be lying if I said it went smoothly.  Rubber ducks got clotted with oatmeal, at least one piece of soggy toast had to be fished out when it was all over.  But for the most part, they got fed, and bathed.  At the same time!  And clean up?  Just let the water out.  ...more

Babies Belong in Cages (or crib tents)

My first child never figured out how to get out of her crib.  Ever.  Either she was risk averse and didn’t fancy a nasty fall to the floor below or she wasn’t as clever as other children.  When my sister in law told me about crib tents, I only half listened.  After all, my child was well behaved and sensible.  She stayed in her crib all night.   And so I had the luxury of dismissing crib tents as being vaguely barbaric, in line with those leashes you sometimes see on children in airports.  “It sounds like a cage,” I ...more
These tents have been recalled and the company has gone out of ...more