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

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

putting the fast in breakfast

This past week my 2-year-old, L, has decided eating is an option she doesn't want to do it anymore. This is not written in my usual dramatic hyperbole. The girl doesn't eat from about 4 pm each night until 7 am the next morning. She's making husband's recent daily 14-hour fasting goal look easy. I… Continue reading putting the fast in breakfast