Category: Toddlers

Nooooooo! The era of toddler destruction

We’ve been battling this for over a year now, but it’s showing no signs of slowing down just yet. It started a year ago, Christmas Eve, when C flipped herself out of her playpen on the night before her 20-month birthday. Items were wrecked,… Continue Reading “Nooooooo! The era of toddler destruction”

Mommy needs a time-out: Seven things to try (and three things NOT to try) when your kids are driving you crazy

Taking a deep breath and counting to 10? Has that ever worked for anyone who’s pissed off? Or am I just immune to the cliche of calm-down techniques? I have no problem admitting that I get frustrated with my kids. I feel badly when… Continue Reading “Mommy needs a time-out: Seven things to try (and three things NOT to try) when your kids are driving you crazy”

The kids who hate Santa … and the mom who insists on a photo every year

When this week’s The Mom Scene column was published, I was kind of expecting reader backlash like “What?! You force your kids to sit on Santa’s knee when they are CLEARLY UNCOMFORTABLE?! You negligent monster!” But I have yet to receive one comment or email… Continue Reading “The kids who hate Santa … and the mom who insists on a photo every year”