• Things to never ask your nanny.

    January 9, 2012

    When I was a nanny in southern California several years ago, I got asked the most inappropriate, absurd, uncomfortable questions you could ever imagine. Things that no employer on the face of this earth would dream of asking an employee – but since I was going to work in their home with their kids I…

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  • The Christmas Card Mystery

    January 5, 2012

    I grab the keys from Sam’s hand and open the mailbox in delight. Christmas time is my favorite for many reasons, but I think the cards we get from the people we love has to be one of the top ten. As he drives home, I tear them open and read each one, some making…

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  • Our children don’t need perfection.

    January 2, 2012

    There is this huge movement lately for better parenting. Attachment, natural, gentle, connected – call it what you will. It all offers real benefits to parents and caregivers. The concepts of non violence and treating your child like a human being are spot on. I love the ideas behind gentle parenting. A big advocate for treating…

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  • The “Right” Parenting Choice

    December 27, 2011

    I’ll admit that I love being told I’m a good mom or doing a good job raising Bella. Who doesn’t like to hear that? But what I don’t love is when someone tries to congratulate me with a backwards compliment or insult to a working mom. Because that, my friends, really torks my monkey. Like…

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