• 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…

  • Epic Temper Tantrums

    January 14, 2011

    Bella has always been a fairly compliant child. When she’d find a fuzzy she’d bring it to us. Pieces of paper, small bits of carpet fibers, a poof of lint from the dryer. All placed lovingly in our hands and she’d happily toddle off for more. I felt very blessed to have such a sweet…

  • Sometimes* I overreact. Sometimes*

    January 12, 2011

    *a lot of the time. Maybe most. Last night I pull Bella from her high chair where she’s covered from head to toe in mashed potatoes and pulled pork. Although she’s heading straight to bath, I wipe her down to get the excess food off. Because picking it off her changing table mat? Is nasty.…

  • Unnatural Parenting

    January 11, 2011

    I’m a natural parenting advocate. But it doesn’t mean what most people think when they hear that term – “My son breathes imported air and plays with organic string.” Although I love being crunchy. 🙂 A better way of saying what I believe might be “parenting naturally.” To be a comfortable, capable parent with how…

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