Category: Parenting

The importance of teaching your child restaurant manners

The woman leans over and smiles expectantly. I take a deep breath and wait. This is the moment. We’ve trained for this. We’ve run the drill again and again, and now we’ll see if it’s paid off. “I will have a cheeseburger wif ketchup,… Continue Reading “The importance of teaching your child restaurant manners”

’twas The Night Before Christmas: A Modern Tale Of Sticky, Frazzled Parenthood

’Twas the night before Christmas,and parents were frazzled.Preparing to make sure, their children were dazzled. With the Amazon boxes,all piled by the door.Free shipping was more tempting,than the crowds at the store. With snackies and sweats,and some wine (just a twinge).We had just settled… Continue Reading “’twas The Night Before Christmas: A Modern Tale Of Sticky, Frazzled Parenthood”

Sharing + oversharing every night at the dinner table

We’re usually halfway to the table, carrying the dinner plates or the glasses of milk and water, when our three-year-old begs to go first. “Please can I talk about my day now?” When we sit down and agree that she can kick things off,… Continue Reading “Sharing + oversharing every night at the dinner table”