Busy does not equal engaged. In fact, I find that the busier I get, the more tunnel-visioned I become, and my awareness of the world around me dwindles. My universe becomes feed, chauffer, work, chauffer, feed, Legos, work, bed. Unfortunately, the references I make, the conversations I have, the examples I use to explain things MORE »
So last night, as we were brushing teeth and tucking in, Harry out-of-nowhere said, “I think I want a godmother and godbrother and godsister.” His godfather – we call him “Padrino” – is gay and in a committed relationship. I said, “Well you’re not getting a godmother but you could get another godfather.” “How?” I MORE »
Easter brunch (or lunch) has always been a super easy meal in my family. We typically go to church on Easter Sunday, so when I was younger, my mom always made the Easter meal an easy one. Ham ready-made from the store. A few vegetables. Perhaps a cake. (We’re big on cake).
I love to host events. But I super hate to cook for events…way too much pressure and stress and mess for me.
5 Natural Ways to Be a More Nurturing Mom (When You Don’t Actually Consider Yourself a Naturally Nurturing Mom)
Last year, a study came out stating that a mother’s nurturing love changes a child’s brain. Most people read this and think, awesome, I got this, one brilliant mind coming right up. I read this study and think, oh dear, I’m going to ruin my child’s brain. Because you see, I don’t think I’m all that nurturing. I think of nurturing moms as sweet June Cleaver types, baking cookies, doing crafts, hugging away. And I really want to be June Cleaver, but friends, I’m just not.
Ugh. I can’t stop thinking about how disappointed I am about the Oscars. I don’t really care about who won and who lost – and the gowns were fine. I’m disappointed because I realize another grand tradition is going the way of Honey Boo Boo.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how different Harry’s childhood is from my own. He’s growing up in an era with a vastly different set of opportunities, push-button options and searchable terms. Most of this is mostly good, but I’m always looking for “analog-age” ways to keep his imagination expanding offline like ours so easily did back in the day.
My post yesterday got me thinking about having Harry spend more time with the older people in our lives.
Spring break! Who doesn’t love spring break? Unprepared parents, that’s who. And this monumentally difficult awesome week is right around the corner, which means if you don’t already have plans, you’re behind. (Crap.) But never fear – here are a few ideas for a March break that will be memorable and fun, even if you MORE »
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