If I had to name one thing that I have learned since becoming a parent it is that “plans” are really flexible aspirations; that everyone’s happiness increases exponentially with how bendy the whole approach is.
We made it. We survived our toddler’s first flight. Here's how we did it.
This verbal agreement shapes my whole life. It is my reminder that someone is counting on me to be present and alive.
I learn a little more every day about how to allow and encourage Cyrus be the inquisitive and daring yang to my loving and protective yin.
“That was at my third birthday party,” she tells me, pointing to the collage on the bathroom wall. We are at my future sister-in-law’s house and the frame is filled with pictures of a two-years-ago Chloe and her cousin.
Colt, my 2-year old, is a talker.
Children really do grow up in an instant, and with no signs of slowing down, all you can do is to embrace every moment and enjoy the ride.
It has become clear to me over the years that what you say to your toddler goes in one ear, gets turned into something else, and causes a toddler reaction.
They don’t tell you that having kids totally changes your Saturday. It isn’t a day for you to recharge anymore.
If you have a toddler or a teenager, it is vital that you maintain your sense of humor.