Monthly Archives: February 2016

Tips for parenting and marriage

I’m not a parenting expert but I’ve met many a “tips guru” in the last 22 months of being a mom, enough to know my ears are best covered when they’re around. The advice I’ve received has ranged from ridiculous to borderline crazy. It’s not that people are being particularly asinine. It’s just that none…

When I was a child

Some days, as I am spraying a stain remover on my paint-ridden clothes or trying to get the sand out of my hair, I hear my mom’s words coming out of my mouth. “You have to be more careful!” I tell my wide-eyed almost-two-year-old. “Look at what you did!” I check myself almost instantly. My…