Do you have children? Are you extremely tired, in fact, so tired that your pillow and your lack of energy are all you can think about? If so, you might have a serious condition called Extremely Tired Parent Syndrome (ETPS).
My mother and father were super crunchy. They were new parents in the ’70s, and while they weren’t exactly hippies, they subscribed to a lot of hippie-ish behavior when it came to health and wellness. I’m beginning to realize that I’ll never be as “organic” as them.
Throwing a DIY Birthday party at home is a busload of work. But it’s fun. In fact, it’s pretty much The Most Fun.
Budget-friendly? Yes? Multi-functional? You bet. If you have a little kid, you need at least one bag of these…even if you never intend to make a craft with them.
Our mostly chill and easy-going child has begun to occasionally resemble a tiny tornado. Sometimes he whirls around our house so fast that he’s a blur. In honor of his safety, the safety of others, and the safety of our house, we’re trying to figure out WHY he’s spinning.
Here’s how five brilliant, funny writers manage to write with toddlers (or toddlers plus).
Let the official potty training begin! We’re about to do the three-day sit-in. Do you have any advice?
When I was in college, I dreamed I would one day have a newspaper column. And then, POOF!* It happened! *POOF in this case does not indicate a magical or instantaneous occurrence.
For those of you who are road trippin’ this summer, I have a traffic report: It’s bad out there. Real bad. Everywhere. If you get behind the wheel, chances are […]
If you make popsicles for your two year old, think carefully where he eats them, ie not near the white couch.
I wrote an essay about my most disgusting (and heart-wrenching) experience as a parent so far and it’s up on Great Moments in Parenting today… Click here to read: Puke: […]
A Checklist: wake up to discover that you didn’t clean out milk bottle from last night, check make the mistake of sniffing it to see how nasty it smells, check […]
Of course, I am not a professional poet, or even an amateur one, but desperate times require desperate measures. We are a little more than a month into the Terrific […]
Sticker use is at an all-time high here at home tome headquarters. This is good news for sticker manufacturers and those who hold futures in adhesives. All indications point toward […]
Let the Imperfect Crafting Games begin! This is either the beginning of a whole lotta spontaneous kid-crafting for us, or it’s a one-off. We’ll see. But the other night I […]
image source Dear Edward (can I call you Ed?), Let me start off by saying that I’m a huge fan of your work: I have long admired your Robert Smith-like coif, your creative topiaries, and the clever way you can spear a single pea with your fingerblade. I am writing […]
Sippy cups. Milk bottles. Tiny spoons. Funky bowls and plates meant to make mealtime more fun. Last night’s nasty pan still reeking of salmon. Ad infinitum. Motherhood has changed many things in my life for the better but I can’t say I’m a fan of all this new sink time. […]
I don’t know how you’re feeling about your intelligence these days, but mine is definitely in question. I’m tempted to build myself up here by listing all of my academic accolades…I realize, however, that these are ancient and utterly useless when it comes to the kind of knowledge I am […]