Playground Politics

*This goes out to the parents out there* .... Think back, to your days before "parent" was a label applied to you. What were your thoughts on children, moms and dads, and discipline? What sorts of behavior would you witness with rolled eyes and scoffing? *This goes out to the parents of multiple children out… Continue reading Playground Politics

How to get an A in Chemistry

At Age 34. With 3 Kids. And a Husband and a Dog and a (part-time) job. OR: The Story of My Last Few Months as a Student Joining the ranks of the “going back to school” crowd was something I never expected to do. I used to roll my eyes at classes over the age… Continue reading How to get an A in Chemistry

the paci menance

Last week, we broke our daughter's heart. We denied her her one true love- something that brings her comfort, something she's held dear her entire life. Ever since the night she took her first breath, it's been there for her. Through sleep, sickness, happy times, the boring times ... this precious talisman has calmed and soothed her.… Continue reading the paci menance

never enough

"Chronically Sleep-Deprived" is a label all parents claim. Especially parents of young kids. Especially mothers who breastfeed and co-sleep. When my husband is out of town, my mornings are exercises of me battling a need to "sit" and wake up all while changing diapers, outfits, making breakfasts, breaking up fights between the two older kids. I… Continue reading never enough