Parent Judging: Why Is Everyone an Expert on Other People’s Kids?

I was sitting with my family in the little cafe area at Target. (Naturally.) My husband was waiting in line at Starbucks, and my four kids, miraculously, were sitting and/or playing quietly while I worked on my grocery list. A mom and her two young boys were sitting at the table next to us, and at one point I looked up, caught her eye, and smiled. She did not smile back. That should've been my first clue that something was wrong with her.

My Best Friend 

I used to do nearly all of my writing at Starbucks. I could get away from the noise and the crazy in my house and go somewhere where nobody would interrupt me to say their brother stole their light saber. I wasn't completely alone, but it was the next best thing.  Now that I have … Continue reading My Best Friend 

Things I Will NOT Do Today

People write "To Do" lists all the time. You know what I think I really need? A NOT-To-Do list. I'm totally into staying positive, but honestly, couldn't we all use a quick dose of "don't do that"? Here are ten things that I will absolutely, under no circumstances, do today: I will not take my … Continue reading Things I Will NOT Do Today

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