When the news of yet another senseless act of violence brings me to my knees, I take a deep breath and remind myself that I am NOT powerless in the face of this chaos, though it feels that way. As a parent, I am the most influential person in my children’s lives. I am their […]
Author Archive | Amanda
Breastfeeding didn’t come easily to me. I fretted about everything: Is she getting enough milk? Why is she nursing so often? Why does it hurt so much when everything I’ve read told me it shouldn’t hurt? Am I eating the right things? Are my boobs destined to look like missiles from now on? In a fit […]
I’m not going to fib — in the beginning, I hid behind my Kindle with a latte and all but wore a sign proclaiming “I AM NOT ONE OF YOU. DON’T TALK TO ME.” But three years in, and I have grown to look forward to Saturday mornings with my fellow dance moms. We look […]
Don’t get me wrong — I love my children and relish the opportunity to spend our summers together. But filling their buckets is going to be difficult when my bucket is bone dry. And that’s why I have decided to create a summer bucket list for myself, full of those things that feed my soul […]
In spite of my planning, there were a few tricks I learned during our maiden voyage to Lake Buena Vista to make the next trip even smoother.
If you are still noticing many errors and your child isn’t easily understood by the time his third birthday rolls around, it may be advisable to consult with a speech pathologist. Alternatively, if most people can understand your two year old at least half the time, he is probably doing just fine!
The kids come home from preschool exhausted and begging for stay-home days, and for the love of all things holy, I FEEL THEM. We have grown weary of early mornings and long workdays and have found ourselves in a perpetual state of low-grade grumpiness. Even the pugs are irritable. And that, my friends, is why […]