What mothering a little boy is really like

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I took Everett for a Starbucks date last week. Well, it wasn’t so much of a date as it was a strategy to find things for us to do outside of the house. We are having some work done on our house, which has required us to be out during working hours. However, the mess… Read More

Why I never tell my children to be nice

Photo courtesy of Sydney Marie Photography

Spend a little time on a playground, in a classroom or anywhere there are small children and you’ll hear one phrase repeated over and over again by the adults charged with their care. Two preschoolers engaged in a tug-of-war over a coveted toy? “Be nice,” their teacher tells them as she pries those little sausage-fingers… Read More