Tag Archives: Parenting

Make Your Own Good Behaviour Jar

My daughter has become a typical “threenager”. Tantrums, defiance, drama…you name it, we’re dealing with it. Lately I’ve been feeling like we need to try something more proactive to encourage better behavior, so I decided to make a “warm fuzzies” behavior jar. The idea of the jar is that when I catch her being good […]

Why I Let My Daughter Try To Eat A Rock

My parents raised me to experiment with my world, which explains why, before I turned 13, I’d colored my jeans orange, lit a rocket indoors and played The Science Game with a fork that had been heating on a burner for roughly half an hour. Result? Insta-blisters. Other result? Learning that fire makes everything … […]

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 […]