• The Careful Art of Cleaning Your Child

    February 1, 2011

    Every meal or snack time begets the same panic mode for a parent. There is a mess similar to the aftermath of a nuclear bomb that your child has managed to cause with the things she didn’t want: water, a bowl, 2 grapes and some cheese. There is an art to the process of cleaning your child. By age…

  • We decided. And who we won’t be hiring.

    January 31, 2011

    I sent off an email to our sitter candidate. In it I thanked her for her time, told her how much we liked her, etc. And then I said we would be looking for in home care instead. For flexibility issues. That is true. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that…

  • I feed my kid to a hippo when she’s naughty.

    January 22, 2011

    Sometimes, after Bella throws an epic temper tantrum on the floor of a museum because she can’t touch the bronze kitty or the oil paintings and has to hold my hand when I let her down and can’t run so she collapses in despair because LIFE IS NO LONGER WORTH LIVING IF SHE CAN’T TOUCH…

  • When people you know read your blog

    January 17, 2011

    Perhaps your family and friends knew about your blog from the very beginning because you started it for updates. Perhaps they knew about it later when you let it slip in a conversation. Perhaps you became desperate a month in because you were stuck at 12 followers on Google Friend Connect and you knew one of them…

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