Playing parenting by ear

I am one of those people who thinks it's awful when parents dish out unwanted advice to other parents, or even worse, non-parents, and yet sometimes ...

Double trouble for Brangelina! Twins on the way

Holy rugrats, Batman: apparently the rumors about Angelina Jolie having not one but TWO buns in the oven are correct. Are the celebs drinking from the...

First laughs

My 3-month-old has started laughing, or more accurately, chortling. His version of laughing at this stage is much like I remember his brother's: a st...

Leeches and drop-boxes

My toddler got sick this week and it was a feverish sort of malaise-inducing illness that completely erased his normal spirited personality. He was d...

Tentacle baby strikes again

My 3-month-old has figured out that the starfish-like things at the end of his arms actually belong to him, and whenever he's not busy destroying ou...

Feeling weird without the kids

I really, really cherish the times when I have a chance to escape the house and get out on my own, even if it's only for an hour doing something like ...

Stressing about vaccinations

I seem to keep forgetting to take Dylan to his 2-month checkup, for no particular reason other than life is busy and I am stupid. This week has offici...

Silly songs at home

I don't know if you've noticed this, but being around very small children can make a grown adult act like a capering, idiotic clown. Witness my daily ...

Reason 39571 parenthood has damaged my brain

I don't know if I'd call myself an optimist, but I often sail along with a blind sense of it-can't-happen-to-me-ism. Or in the case of my family, it c...

Guilt leads to the Dark Side

Dylan, my three-month-old, has been a formula-fed baby from birth, and not that anyone needs an explanation about that but I'll just quickly say it wa...

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