Tag Archives: Parenting

To My Daughter’s Birth Mom on Mother’s Day

Dear Nora*, Every year around this time I start to wonder, are people wishing you a happy Mother’s Day? To be honest, in the two years since we adopted your daughter, I haven’t thought about you very much. I haven’t wondered where you are, if you’re okay, if you’re in touch with your other three […]

Taking my Kids Grocery Shopping, A Lesson in Diversity

I love taking my kids grocery shopping. (Said no mother-of-four ever.) I mean, where else can I hear people say to me over and over as I push my (literally) 220 lb. cart, “Gosh, you’ve got your hands full!”? The first three times I generally reply, “With good things most days!”, but by the crackers […]

Great Graphic Novels for 9 to 12 Year Olds

Veruca, my 10-year-old daughter, is a voracious reader. When she’s not reading and re-reading Percy Jackson, Sisters Grimm and Harry Potter, she likes to take a break and dig into the world of comic books (or graphic novels). Having gone through an amazing renaissance in the last few years, graphic novels have become a great […]

Siblings: The Love, Loyalty and Intense Fights

The whining that echoes from the couch could be used to deter animals. Honestly, it is so obnoxious sounding that I bet they could play a recording of their high-pitched demanding voices along farm fences and it would prevent any animal from ever getting close. I don’t even know what they are arguing about this […]

Your Top Sleep Questions Answered

Sleep is always a hot topic among us parents. Since we understand the struggle, we thought we’d try our best to help you out! You asked us your most pressing questions about sleep & your kids and we asked Janey Reilly, Infant & Toddler Sleep Consultant at WeeSleep to answer them. Q1: My son will […]