parenting

As my five-year-old has cerebral palsy, and uses a push chair for mobility, looking for activities that can be inclusive for him can be a challenge. This week, the spring season of Little League Challenger baseball began. This will be my son’s second season playing. …

When my first baby was born I had a fear of the pacifier. I thought that if I gave it to him he would continue to want it until he finally succumbed to peer pressure on his first night in a college dormitory. I restricted …

Just before Christmas, the wee one, A (’09) and I headed out for some finishing touches on our gift shopping. As we stood in the seasonal aisle she scoped out all the great Christmas goodies: cookies, candy, gourmet chocolates, cocoas, etc. I knew exactly what was …

Being a mom to four children 6 years and under, I get all sorts of comments while out and about. I’ve never let the number of children stop me from living my life. We go places, we do things, we eat out at restaurants, and …

I used to have a tidy house. I used to take pride in how neat and organized it was. I was OCD about how my throw blankets were folded. But then I had kids. My first son was a “happy spitter” meaning ounces of undigested …

A (’09) is a stereotypical “daddy’s girl.” She treats him as if he is her personal concierge. He is constantly waiting on her and, yes, he spoils her. She has his undivided attention nearly every time she demands it. Two weeks ago Daddy came home …