4 Things I’ve Recently Done that Reminded Me How Hard It Is to Be a Toddler

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  1. “Trying to complete a jigsaw puzzle 

    On a normal Friday night, after the kids go to bed, my husband and I will catch up on whatever shows we’ve DVR’d and enjoy some wine. In an ill-advised effort to mix it up (notice I didn’t say, “spice it up”), I bought a jigsaw puzzle of a beautiful Venetian landscape for us to complete together over our bottle(s) of red. 

    You know those moments when you’re doing an activity with your kids and you think to yourself, “How the hell are you still not getting this?” Well, if there are intelligent alien life forms out there watching over us, then they were definitely saying that about my husband and me that evening.” Click here to continue…

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National Whining and Tantrum Throwing Competition Kicks Off Today

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Not to brag, but if this were a real thing, my kids would sweep the competition. Which event would your kid medal in? 

The Load of Laundry That Broke Me

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It was one of those days, and I hit my breaking point. I’m sharing with you, so that you know it’s ok when you reach yours, too.
 

That Time I Wanted to Kill the Goldfish

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Tell me you’ve had moments like this, too. Of course I knew having children would be a gigantic commitment, but I underestimated the micro commitments that come with them.

Toddler Calls Mom’s Bluff to Leave Without Him

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This scenario is dangerously close to happening in real life for me, so I wrote a fake news story about it. 

Tips for Dining with Kids in Restaurants

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Small children and restaurants don’t always mix, but sometimes these tips and product recommendations help.