Really? Things Will Change? Thanks for your two cents. By Rachel Pelta Golinkin When I was pregnant, people couldn’t help but give me their two cents (and four cents, and six cents and eight cents…). Apparently, people assumed I hadn’t thought this parent thing through and I wanted -– no, needed -–...read more
Signed, The Laundry Management A new discovery while doing the wash. By Kimberly Ripley Parenting woes hit hard when an unassuming mother or father becomes privy to information they’d just as soon not know. I think we’ve all worn blinders when discovering a hidden handwritten note or overhearing sordid details of a phone conversation....read more
TP Proclamation The transition period starts tomorrow. By Karen Batka Dear Family,
Do not be alarmed if you are sitting on the toilet and have found this post-it note in place of the usual roll of toilet paper. The reason for this change of procedure is the result of great strides in my therapy. It is imperative for me...read more
Just Say No The power of two letters. By Kim Montes The request was simple. My 9-year-old daughter wanted the latest toy and asked if I would buy it. After a few minutes of consideration, I launched into the answer. “Sweetheart, it’s really not a good idea. You’ll see – everyone...read more
Rugrat Reprieve Itís Hot. Itís Tired. Itís Summer. By Rachael Brownell Let’s say (hypothetically) that your kids are bored, hot, and eating too much junk food and watching too much television this Summer. You’ve used all your vacation time and don’t have the money to take time off of work to go to the beach,...read more
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