I was not this cool about puberty when I was its target. Maybe it was Catholicism, maybe it was the '80s, but I did not look that business of growing up straight in the eyes.

What Happened When My Daughter Asked For A Bra

The truth is that being married to someone for a lot of years can be kind of boring. And boredom can be scary. What if the magic is gone for good? What if I don’t love him any more? Which is, of course, the scariest thought of all.

The truth is that being married to someone for a lot of years can be kind of boring. And boredom can be scary. Which is, of course, the scariest thought of all.

Never let anyone tell you what a woman can and cannot do.  And should someone make fun of how little girls hit, offer to teach them.

Why I Taught My Daughter To Punch

And should someone make fun of how little girls hit, offer to teach them.

I married my husband because he is smart, funny, and great in the sack. That's how we ended up with these kids. What would it say about our marriage if I did not trust him to care for them?

What A Trip To Vegas Taught Me About My Marriage

Wonderful quick read for you moms (and dads doing the best you can) out there. I also happen to work with the guy.

For the duration of their little lives, my children have watched videos on Netflix and Amazon.  They have never had to sit through TV commercials.

Why My Kids Need to Watch More TV

5 Ways to Child-Proof Your Electronics For whatever reason, kids are fascina.

We have a duty to send Christmas cards.  It is what separates us from the goats.

I am not sending Christmas cards this year. We send cards because we are supposed to. It’s what separates us from the goats

When the sugar crash hits, whether the kid falls to the sidewalk in a full-on tantrum, or merely falls asleep with his face in a pile of Milk Duds, it's all right.  The kids are not evil; the parents are not ineffectual. It's Halloween. Despite how scary things may look, no real harm has been done.

7 Lessons I Learned Trick-Or-Treating

E-Commerce Horror Stories: Halloween Edition Part 1

Why I can't lose the baby weight...

Mom vs. Food

There is no "one size fits all" when it comes to the microbiome. You could be a vegetarian who eats all those grains and legumes that the Paleo people demonize -- and be extremely healthy. The key is to keep supporting your little friends i.

A Father's Promise, Reinvented And Renewed

Kids in Baltimore, MD use "yo" as a gender-neutral pronoun. Click through to read the NPR article. Their intention does not seem to be to correct sexist language, but that is the end result nonetheless.

A Father's Promise, Reinvented And Renewed

Even though we may "pinkie promise," we can't give our kids everything. Commentator Ken Harbaugh reflects on the promises parents make and break — and make again.

Our kids are two, five, and ten. There is very little that entertains all three of them. We’ve tried biking. The oldest does okay, but the younger two are basically ballast, adding seventy pounds to the bicycle trailer of whichever parent happens to be healthiest at the moment we set out. We’ve tried skiing. My husband and I hit the slopes with the oldest kiddo while the little ones run up a tab in the childcare room, and trade colds and flu bugs with the other inmates.

I like the idea of family time. The five of us in the car on an adventure -- to explore a canyon, a riverbed, a zoo. But in reality, time spent together with our children is just awful.

When your daughter comes to you to say she is different, say I love you no matter what. When your son comes to you to say he is questioning, say I love you no matter what.

When your daughter comes to you to say she is different, say I love you no matter what. When your son comes to you to say he is questioning, say I love you no matter what.

Parents – God-fearing, morality-instilling, t-ball-coaching parents–are wild about smutty, violent, feckless television.  Why?  Because we have nothing else.

Parents – God-fearing, morality-instilling, t-ball-coaching parents -- are wild about smutty, violent, feckless television.

Best Supporting Actress? Mom

Best Supporting Actress? Mom

I tap-danced at nursing homes, directed talent shows on the front porch and composed original works for my recor.

Happy Valentine's Day.  Kind of.

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