Category: Humor

In Memory of Nap Time

By Laura Simon It’s been seven days since my three-year-old took a nap. And before that last nap, it had been seven days since the one before. This is my third – and...

The Morning Struggle Is Real

By Guest Blogger Ginny Olson With little ones around, plus a full time job, this momma really likes routines. Especially in the morning. Where everyone wakes up,...

The Candidate

By Kelly Hines “You should totally run for something,” my friend Alex says. “Like school board, or county commissioner, or dog catcher.” She’s drinking wine...

I Forgot About Trash Day and Other Confessions

By Laura Simon I forgot about trash day. I was busy and tired last night, and I failed to notice that the other neighbors had put their cans at the curb. Usually I hear...

Just Dye the Eggs

By Laura Simon I made it through seven Easters before I gave in. For all seven Easters, I happily re-used the same heap of plastic eggs and willingly filled them,...

As the Neighborhood Turns

By Heather Miller Since moving into a fairly close knit neighborhood that is full of families with young children, it has become more clear to me how differently each of...

Why Are My Kids So Honest?

By Laura Simon I keep hearing this myth that having kids will keep you young. I don’t know about that. Every day when I wake up, I discover that my gray hairs have...

I Never Thought of That

By Laura Simon You know what would be nice? If my children woke up every morning with warning labels attached. See, I can parent pretty effectively in the areas that I...

When Anticipation Killed the Kiddo

By Guest Blogger Ginny Olson, author of the blog MothersRest.com I have a rule when dealing with small children and major life events: Don’t tell them that...

Sassy Kids = Clean House

By Rachel Hoeing I have a great story today from a friend of mine who moved all the way across the country from NC to California. Shortly after she moved, she sent me...