The “Hindsight is 20/20” Advice I’d Give Myself About Parenting

Let's face it. I'm a mom of an almost 5- and an almost 3- year old. I still have loads of preteen and teenager fun ahead of me. I'm really not in a position to be handing out parental advice. But, if I could give my first time pregnant self some advice, the following would … Continue reading The “Hindsight is 20/20” Advice I’d Give Myself About Parenting

Priorities in Parenting: Biggies and Smallies

For my parenting journey, there are what I call the "biggies" and the "smallies".  Biggies are nonnegotiables. Smallies are things I need to get over, let go of, or just not worry about. Smallies: Wearing what they want. One of the things I loved about growing up was picking my own outfits. It gives kids the … Continue reading Priorities in Parenting: Biggies and Smallies

The Target Lady on a Good Day

Often I encounter horrific incidences of rude people making unsolicited comments about my parenting (or lack of) while out and about with the kiddos. On our recent trip to Portland, however, I sat in the Target Starbucks and wept. Driving to Portland with a 4 and a 2-year-old, let me tell you, is not for … Continue reading The Target Lady on a Good Day

Parenting Encounters

Lately I've had some interesting encounters while parenting in public. Let me rephrase that: Since my children were born I've had crazy encounters while out and about. Most recently on a really crappy day, I was rudely told in a grocery store to teach my child to count apples somewhere else because I was "in … Continue reading Parenting Encounters