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Review: It’s OK Not to Share

Review: It’s OK Not to Share

The copy of the book I reviewed was a free advanced reader copy that I obtained through the bookstore where I used to work. It’s OK Not to Share and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids By Heather Shumaker Buy the Book Review: I was a little surprised when I read this … Continue reading

Passive Agressive Playground Politics

Passive Agressive Playground Politics

Kids live in this weird state these days. They are encouraged to speak exactly how they feel about someone while at the same time being told that they can never be “mean” to another child. I suspect this is very confusing. After all, many of us don’t like some of the people we meet. How … Continue reading

The Meaning of Christmas

The Meaning of Christmas

In the past, Christmas for my three year old has been this random morning where he gets to open a bunch of boxes that turn out to be filled with toys. Random toys are always welcome but there didn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to it. And my kid wasn’t demanding enough to … Continue reading

Wonderful Weekend

Wonderful Weekend

Castle and I had a fabulous weekend. (Daddy overextended himself during the week & decided to sleep through it instead.) Fabulous weekends are wonderful for obvious reasons — we did fun, exciting things that both of us (mostly) enjoyed. But this weekend was especially fabulous because last week was The Terrible Two (Days) of Meltdowns. … Continue reading

Everybody Ought to Have a Maid

Everybody Ought to Have a Maid

I realize that it’s not practical, but I wish I could have a maid — a real, honest to goodness full-time, live in, motherly sort to whip my house and household into shape. I want a beloved family retainer like in an old English novel or even a Zoila from the Jeff Lewis Bravo show. … Continue reading

The Difference a Month Makes

The Difference a Month Makes

I’m currently sitting in my kid’s school gym cataloging the parenting books they have available for the families of students. One of the perks of volunteering at your kid’s school is that sometimes you get to corner his teacher for a moment to talk, and you get to hear the good things your kid has … Continue reading