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  1. Maybe you want to talk about laundry? I do. And you’re gonna say, “Again? You always talk, complain, post pics and then complain more about doing the laundry.” And I’ll say, “You’re right.” So I’m changing the conversation. Here’s how it went. “Okay guys, ALL of the laundry is now done. See? No more dirty laundry in the baskets, or the washer or anywhere! Cool huh?”
 No response. “Good. I’m glad you feel as relieved as I do. Now, starting… Read More
  2. “Mommy, I’m hungry!” and this is where it starts. My five year old seems to be endlessly hungry, but as soon as she has had three bites, “Mommy, I’m full. My tummy hurts.”   She is my stomach kid. There are days of inexplicable tummy pain. Endless weeks of checking whether she is pooping properly and a reality game show of trying to figure out which foods, times of day, or school events are setting off this seemingly endless range… Read More
  3. Sometimes, both are true. Do you let your kids sleep in your bed?   Do they kick you in the side? The back? The head? Are they 18 months old or three years old? Are they seven and afraid of the dark? Or are they twelve, and need a snuggle?   Are you depriving yourself of a good night sleep? Are you damaging them for life?   Yes. No. Maybe. Who knows.   Around 3:30am our little stinker climbs onto… Read More