Do Parenting Books Help?

I didn’t read a single parenting book while I was pregnant. I read plenty of books about the stages of pregnancy and delivery, but I never spent a second thinking about what would happen once the baby was born. As far as I was concerned, that would be the easy part. I didn’t know what … Read more

It’s Daddy’s Turn

I don’t make it any secret that Gus is not the most well behaved kid on the planet. If there was a competition for the best disciplined child, let’s just say he would not be bringing home any gold medals. Just when I think we are moving past the phase that I like to call … Read more

The Easter Eggs are Talking to Me

It’s time to get honest. I have a problem. I am a drug addict. I need help. For real. I am addicted to sugar. Some people have a sweet tooth, but I have sweet teeth. I can’t get enough of anything chocolate. It’s gotten bad. Really bad. I don’t have any vices. I quit smoking … Read more

April is National Autism Awareness Month

I couldn’t kick off the month of April without mentioning that it is National Autism Awareness Month. You might not know that the CDC estimates that 1 in 88 children has an autism spectrum disorder. This is the Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon that according to the Autism Society: “The puzzle pattern reflects the mystery and … Read more

Is it Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?

I’ve had a couple of emails asking about the difference between baby blues and postpartum depression. I figured the rest of you might like to hear my answer as well as my own experience. I read in all my pregnancy books that most women will experience postpartum blues a few days after giving birth. When … Read more

Grandma is Going Back Home

Tonight is a sad night because it’s my mom’s last night here. She goes back to Wisconsin tomorrow. I don’t know about any of you, but I am closer to my mom than I have ever been. She’s one of my best friends. This wasn’t always the case. In my life before Gus, I would … Read more

Zimmermann 2012

Zimmerman 2012! Zimmerman 2012! Forget the drama surrounding KONY 2012 and the horrors inflicted on children in other countries. Let’s focus on the invisible children living in this country. The racism that occurs on a daily basis here. There are so many heated politics surrounding this issue and you bet I have some pretty strong … Read more

Are Parenting Classes Helpful?

The UK is about to test pilot a series of parenting classes for the citizens of London and surrounding areas. The Prime Minister said, “It’s ludicrous that we should expect people to train for hours to drive a car or use a computer, but when it comes to looking after a baby we tell people … Read more