Anyone noticed how mothers in children’s books (and movies) don’t always come off well? They’re evil queens, witches, or horrible stepmothers, or they’re inflexible, strict, and sometimes, downright unsmiling crabs. WTF is up with that? Dads are fun, but moms are…moms.
For Mother’s Day I would like some peace and quiet, I also want my kids to love me (from…
All of a sudden, everything on Pinterest is about Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day gifts, crafts, ideas, brags, etc. So, uh, yeah. Mother’s Day is coming.
RealDad is a last-minute shopper, so I try to throw him ideas for presents or nice gestures whenever possible to avoid the frenzied holiday rush. He may not mind hastily selecting a gift for me or paying…
I’m not on board with filling Easter baskets with candy. Shocker, I know. I have two reasons for this:
1. I just can’t give little kids candy unless it’s Halloween. They get too much sugar already, they don’t need more from me. Maybe I’ll feel better when the kids are like, 8, but it ain’t happening for little…
This is RealDad and my 10th Valentine’s Day together. Somewhere around our second or third, we accidentally started our holiday tradition: we have dinner at a diner. It became our tradition when we spontaneously decided to have V Day dinner at a diner, only to realize mid-way through our meal that it was exactly what we had spontaneously decided…
Oh, Valentine’s Day. The first holiday of the year that celebrates every child’s individuality by making sure they are all treated completely equally via mass distribution of valentines at school. Pinterest makes you feel like you need to produce valentines that are not only poetic and colorful, but completely handmade. Store-bought valentines now come with tons of crap, presumably to…
If you recall, I posted in November about trying to rein in the extreme amount of Christmas gifts my kids get. P’s birthday is in July, so we previously had a ton of time between the Christmas reining and the birthday reining. But N’s birthday is 2 weeks after Christmas. I just finished Jenga-ing all of his holiday…
And here we are at #5, but last is certainly not least.
There are a lot of people involved in taking care of our children. Maybe it’s just our day care center (possible), maybe we acknowledge too many people (doubtful), but we try to remember everyone who contributes to our children’s care and development. Not everyone contributes equally, however, and…