12 Woes of Being a Little Brother

There are times when I look at my sons and can’t help but think how lucky they are. As each other’s first and best friends, they share a history and biology so special, my heart bursts wide open for the beautiful bond that is their brotherhood. But that’s not to suggest my boys view their […]

I Let My Kids Fight It Out for a Week and This Is What Happened

Author Pamela Dugdale once said, “Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring, quite often the hard way.” “Quite often the hard way,” is right. I have two sons who can’t seem to stop fighting. They love each other, sure, but not half […]

On Having Kids Far Apart in Age

It’s not easy parenting kids with a substantial age gap between them. It seems like it should be, but it just isn’t.  

Little Brother, Big Friendship

My eldest son hasn’t always had an easy time making friends. Ever since he was a wee thing, he was a bit of an introvert. Serious, artistic, and highly sensitive, my son was always selective about who he let in. When he started Kindergarten, I had high hopes for his socialization but little changed. By […]

Little Big Man

Boy Wonder is growing up. I’m so not prepared for the sex talk, puberty and all the rest of the totally normal and awkward parenting stuff that comes along with it. He’s 9 and in so many ways he thinks he’s so much cooler (and by cooler I mean older). Exhibit A: Deodorant Puhleese, he’s […]

Stop Fighting and Love Each Other Already!

That is so not a hug. They love each other/hate each other/love each other some more. I can’t take their on-again off-again romance! Click here to see a photo gallery of their best and worst of times, along with my plea for peace.

10 Reasons Why I Love Mothering Boys

  Obviously I love my sons, they are super awesome people I’m proud to know.  Mothering boys in general is an amazing adventure for which I have so much to be thankful for.Letterman style, here are my Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Mothering Boys: 10.  The dirt.  I am a reformed neat freak, so reformed […]

Love at First Sight

The baby of our family, known as “Little BooBoo” will be turning 3 years old this month. As we prepare to celebrate him, I’m reminded of the day I became a believer in love at first sight. From the moment we told our only son that he was about to become a big brother, he […]