People will tell you a lot of things you should do as a parent. Your dentist says you should bring your kids in for a checkup as soon as they sprout teeth, your sister says you should buy this particular brand of diaper rash cream, the nice old lady at the grocery store says you […]
While scrolling through our Facebook feeds recently, an alarming headline from The Guardian caught our eye: Belief in Santa could affect parent-child relationships, warns study We responded the same way any thoughtful, concerned and loving parents (who have also been telling their kids to believe in Santa Claus their entire lives) would: “Huh? No!” “What […]
The holidays are here again – which means you’ve got wish lists, shopping trips and mounds and mounds of gift wrapping to attend to, don’t you? Well give your tape dispenser a break for a minute, and spend just a few moments pondering this simple, age-old question: Is it better to give or receive?
As a parent, you want what’s best for your kids, right? That’s why you buckle them into their car seats, make them eat all their vegetables, and read plenty of parenting articles like this one. After all, if there’s something your babies need, by golly you’re going to give it to them! There’s only one […]
Last weekend, the Doctor and the Dad packed up the car, buckled up the kids and headed up the coast for our absolute, no-doubt-about-it favorite event of the year: The California Avocado Festival. For three days, our family consumed as much of the green stuff as possible, including fried avocado wedges, avocado ice cream, avocado […]
Hey, you. Yes, you. The Overly Competitive Mom I saw at the children’s play place the other day. Remember me? I’m That Other Mom who was there all by herself, watching her kids. Well, technically I wasn’t so much “watching” as I was “frantically chasing” my 12-month-old daughter, trying to make sure she didn’t fall […]
Picture your perfect grocery shopping experience: You are gliding effortlessly from aisle to aisle, instantly finding each and every item you need. Everything’s on sale, your list is overflowing with deeply satisfying checkmarks, and your shopping cart wheels are completely squeak-free. Oh, and they’re playing Adele over the store’s loudspeakers. Yes, this day is a […]