Leaving your child can be the best way to help him or her establish the necessary skills successful adults possess. We aren’t talking about a sleep-over or a weekend with the grandparents. No, this is much more than that. This is summer camp.
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Children can appear to progress through their elementary education, outwardly demonstrating the conceptual, arithmetic framework necessary to tackle the algebra series, and then onto higher geometry and trigonometry, when, in fact, their incredibly talented and adaptable minds have simply stored enough information to perform adequately on standardized tests and homework during the school year. This […]
Mama loves Pinterest. Where else would I find endless pictures of food photographed in the mysterious vortex where crockpot dishes look appetizing? Pinterest reigns with a mighty fist over my entire Target-loving, messy-bun-wearing, babysitter-dreaming kingdom. Pinterest makes us better one glue stick and can of creamed soup at a time. But occasionally, Pinterest inhales too […]
Now, I’m stuck with all these teeth, and I don’t have any idea what to do with them. It wasn’t in the handbook. I know I need to throw them away. (I think I need to throw them away.) (Do I need to throw them away?) I’m having a little trouble throwing them away. In […]
Enter rebel moms who just said no to pink heart shaped suckers and those chalky conversation sweethearts candy your kiddos could pass out, but not eat. Because of you, I can turn to Pinterest this Valentine’s Day. The clouds open wide and the hallelujah chorus is singing. I have found the holy grail of non-food […]
One dog, four birds, 20-plus fish, and a tadpole. That’s the current count. This is far fewer than the menagerie of critters I grew up with. Our family pets included horses, dogs, cats, ducks, geese, peacocks, guinea pigs, hamsters, and a rabbit. My little family’s current collection of creatures can’t even compare. Why We Say […]
I was five months pregnant, had locked myself in the bathroom, and was sobbing uncontrollably. My husband was beginning to understand the crazy nature of his pregnant wife and knew better than to come to the door and engage me. My howl was the universal cry of mothers-to-be. Everyone was stupid, and no one understood. […]