Tag Archive: parenting

The Favorite Ones

“You’re my favorite, you know.” She would whisper the words conspiratorially in our ears.  I can still see the little twinkle in her eye as she’d utter the sentiments quietly, so that no one else around us could hear the words meant only for us.  And we’d giggle and nestle in for a hug, embracing…

I Love You to Death

“Needless to say, mom was pleasantly surprised to learn that the card her daughter made her was not a death threat… but in fact, an early Mother’s Day card.” Happy early Mother’s Day to all of you moms out there.  May your special day be murdurously great.

Bring it on, Tooth Fairy. Bring it on.

It’s amazing how much hubub we parents make about our children’s teeth. It begins even before they make an appearance, actually. “She’s teething,” we say to onlookers in the restaurant, as we try to explain her unusual fussiness. We give them cold washcloths and teething rings to gnaw on.  We rub Baby Orajel on their…

An open letter to the imaginary friend living in my house

Dear Coco, When you first moved in to my house a while back, I thought you were cute. Well, not literally cute.  I mean, I couldn’t see you, after all.  None of us could. But Chip could.  And I thought it was adorable how you and he would have conversations together.  How you’d whisper secrets…

10 Days and Counting: The pity party commences

I don’t like it when my husband has to travel for work. So, when he leaves, I often take the opportunity to throw myself a pity party. I like to whine about the evenings that seem to stretch on.  And on.  And ooooonnnnn. Or the weekends playing zone defense against Team “Let’s Drive Mommy Batty.” …

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