I was the girl who spent hours working on scrapbooks of childhood photos, artfully accenting with stickers, quotes and mementos. It’s entirely possible that I still have my ticket stub for the 1997 film Titanic, because that certainly needed lifelong documentation. I’m a sucker for the sentimental. But I learned quickly after the birth of my […]
Author Archive | Laura
That first week I ended up spending anywhere from 60-90 minutes laying with my son, playing dead like a possum until he finally passed out and I quietly snuck out of his room. Not sustainable.
Character development seems to be a slow burn. No single event or activity seems to make a child honest, or grateful, or compassionate and kind. But these traits are learned over time by watching others and engaging in activities that promote these values. Given that we can’t be with them all the time, it was important to us that […]
And that’s just the trouble: In our booze-soaked culture, how do you really know if your chardonnay nightcap after a long day of momming is becoming a problem?
I’ve noticed some distinct patterns in adults that have led me to reprioritize what I consider most important in my role as a parent.
Certainly every family has different needs and values when it comes to childcare. I only wish I had this Quality Childcare Checklist when I was looking.
When she finally arrived, my generally sweet boy with a mild wild streak somehow transformed into a 42-pound, jealous piranha overnight.