Something really weird happened to me today. My kids and I are on vacation. I know, shocker. Everyone else takes a vacation and there are photos and stories and Instagrams and Snapchats and canceled plans - "sorry, going to be in Cabo that week!" I take a vacation and everyone acts like I've gone on… Continue reading Yes, I Am Allowed To Take a Vacation. So Are My Kids.
Or is it? I grapple with this myself on the regular. My philosophy as a parent in theory is really, and truly, very simple: don't raise assholes. As I said, in theory this is easy. Raise good people. People that are kind. That care for others. That experience empathy. That know how to set healthy… Continue reading My Child-Rearing Philosophy Is Simple.
To the writer of "Dear Mom On the iPhone" - This morning I woke up and served breakfast for everyone in the house. I sat down to eat my own, and as I always do, I checked my email, Twitter, and Facebook. I did miss the moment when my daughter spilled milk all over the… Continue reading To The Writer Of “Dear Mom On the iPhone”