Monthly Archives: August 2012

Thoughts on Teaching Kids Gratitude

This weekend is Girls Weekend, an annual event that coincides with Boys Weekend, where my husband and son go camping with friends. This is our chance to shake things up by spending one-on-one time with the kids. (We also switch … Continue reading

Posted in It's My Life, Things You Won't Find in Parenting Books | Leave a comment

I Am Disproportionately Proud of My Garlic Crop

I am disproportionately proud of these little garlic bulbs that I grew in my backyard. Like any true desert rat, the idea that things grow in the dirt (!) is always a little surprising, even after nearly 20 years in the … Continue reading

Posted in It's My Life | Leave a comment

The Obnoxious Eights

So, everyone has heard about the Terrible Twos, the notoriously difficult developmental stage that sometimes starts around 18 months and often morphs into the Terrible Threes. Yet no one has told me about the current situation at my house, which I have … Continue reading

Posted in It's My Life, Things You Won't Find in Parenting Books | Leave a comment