Raising boys: What every mom needs to know

Raising boys, it becomes clear early on how much they love their penis.  In case there was any doubt about it, check this out: I just said to my completely nudey, just-turned 4yo, “I will play with you only after you put your underwear on.” He replied, “Then I don’t want to play with you.” …

5 simple resolutions even a busy mom can keep

5 Simple Resolutions Even a Busy Mom Can Keep

  Resolutions.  Ugh, it’s that time of year again.  Every year I try to make a few resolutions; every year I keep essentially none.  Not because I can’t commit, but usually because I don’t have time to fit whatever my resolutions are into my schedule.  Yeah, yeah, I know, I need to “make time for …

Pick your battles! 10 battles not to pick with your kids

Pick your battles (and don’t choose these)

Pick your battles.  I’ve heard that phrase so many times, and while it has always made sense to me, its meaning is magnified now that I’m a mom of three boys.  Every minute in my M.O.B. house seems to teeter on the verge of rushing toward tenderness (awww, they’re cuddling) or destruction (do NOT throw …

easy Halloween costumes

Last-minute Halloween costumes: (easy, low-cost, DIY, fun)

Last-minute Halloween costumes are a reality sometimes even though Halloween rolls around the same date every year.  I remember when I was in grad school, I was supposed to be out of town the day my friend was hosting a Halloween party.  But I ended up being in town, costumeless, just hours before the party.  …

Baby is growing up: A virtual time machine of memories

Baby is growing up:  A virtual time machine of memories My baby is growing up.  He’s turning 3 very soon.  He just learned (on his own, because my heart couldn’t handle correcting him on this one) to say “I want you to hold me” instead of gazing at me with those deep brown eyes and …

Father's Day

Father’s Day: Ode to a Half-assed Husband*

Father’s Day is here again.  I admit I have now once seen B close a drawer, but other than that, this is still worth re-posting from last year  Happy Father’s Day to all the dads and father figures out there, half-assed or whole! We nicknamed my husband “Half-assed Brad,” And as it turns out, he’s …

Join me as I find my way (laughing) as the mother of boys

  This is me.  My favorite outfit growing up was a flowered cotton skirt with a bow in my hair.  I was a dancer, I played house and school and store and doctor and hair salon.  I loved pink, flowers, ruffles, dolls and ribbon barrettes.  I was, in retrospect, a girly girl.  Don’t get me wrong, I …