A recent conversation with my daughter

This afternoon, I took my daughter to the school yard around the corner of our apartment. As we're walking along, she said something along the lines of, "I'm going to miss you when I'm 31, because I'm not going to live with you anymore." She's known to say weird things like that. So, I responded, …

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The picky eater

It happens like clockwork. Every night, when we sit down for dinner (sounds crazy, I know, but we do it), my son James will take one look at his plate then immediately says, "nana" or banana. This request frustrates me to no end. Many nights, I sit there seething, glaring at him while my daughter …

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When Your Toddler Knows A Little Too Much (and other news)

Hi guys,Welcome to a new edition of "Kids Say the Darnest Things" where I co-host with "TMI (Too Much Information)" and this time, I'll share with you things I've recently discovered that my daughter knows, also known as "Things a toddler should not know YET (until he/she reaches high school)." Now, I consider Lily to …

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What everyone’s doing at the playground: A parent’s perspective

If you're like me (a parent) you know that the one place you should be familiar with is the park/playground. Gone are the days of $40 entrees at upscale restaurants and $5 cocktails at happy hour - you've traded that life for a new lifestyle, the one that involves free play, activities, clear blue skies …

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I’m glad we went

GREETINGS from the land of hibernation (it's been awhile), where I report to you my biggest status update yet: We went to Disneyland! with two kids![pant. pant. breathe. deep breaths.]What words can I say to describe our trip?Scary. Tearful. Anxious. Excited. Memorable. And I've got the Mickey Mouse ears to prove it.Yes, it was nerve-wracking, …

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