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Little Ears, Big Mouth

Little Ears, Big Mouth

Early one morning, as I watched my husband walk into the kitchen in his underwear to make the coffee, I noticed that the back of his underpants had a big hole in them! I walked up behind him and grabbed his undies and ripped them completely, ensuring they would never be worn again. The children [...]

The Picky Eater

The Picky Eater

I have a daughter who was a picky eater as a child. I’m here to tell you that it didn’t kill her, ruin her complexion, damage an excessive amount of brain cells, or keep her out of college. But it did drive me crazy. So let me tell you a little story about picky Katie. [...]

Parents Can Be Bullies Too

Parents Can Be Bullies Too

Hello Mamas. I formula-fed both of my children, I let my daughter enjoy M&M’s, I don’t push potty-training on my two-year-old, I have a picky eater who sometimes will eat only a piece of lunch meat for dinner (if that), I don’t “wear” my child, I don’t use cloth diapers, I turned my daughter forward [...]

Real Life: Managing a Deployment

Real Life: Managing a Deployment

When my husband Curt joined the Air National Guard a few years ago, we knew that being deployed was a possibility. Being a Navy veteran, Curt had been on multiple deployments. His last Navy deployment, a little over six months long, started just a few days after we met. We managed. Even though an Air [...]