Keeping the baby in the bedroom for now

I just started putting Dylan down in his crib -- in his bedroom -- for daytime naps, which has been a fantastic development. I don't have to tiptoe pa...

Pregnancy nostalgia

Sometimes I have a hard time believing that I was pregnant just a few months ago. I mean, I know it happened, I've got the baby and the crepe-skin bel...

The funny moments of babyhood

My 2-month-old (I have officially given up counting in weeks because I have to keep checking and re-checking the calendar and doing this absurd thing ...

Leading by example

Oh boy. I don't know why I was thinking that the subject of spankings was a good idea. I like to leave the controversial posts to other, better writer...

Spankings as discipline

It's one of the reasons I refuse to spank/beat/whatever-word-you-like my kid, and to be honest, it's the same reason I don't think anyone else should,...

Road trip yoga

Yesterday we drove our baby and toddler on the 6+ hour journey home from the Oregon coast to Seattle, through schizophrenic weather that alternated be...

Picking your battles

"Don't pick your nose, Riley." A tiny toddler hand creeps downward from his snout-hole for .0008 seconds, then dives back in. "Do you need a tissue? L...

What to do when your kid won't try something new

I've been interested to read the comments on this entry, in comparison to a lot of you I feel like I've been kind of, well, a slacker about enforcing ...

The boy who cried I'm HUNGRY

My picky-eater toddler seems to be surviving mostly on air and sippy cup contents lately. Dinner will often involve several foods offered and subseque...

Crazy for lovin' you

This morning I was yawning over my cereal bowl and wishing that instead of drinking cup after cup of coffee in an attempt to become sentient enough to...

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