kids books

Charlie, Corduroy, and Heartbreak

During breakfast yesterday, Charlie suddenly looked up from perusing Corduroy (everyone’s favorite tale of a bear and his lost button), chin trembling, eyes welling up, and said, “Mum –...

bossy toddlers

Negotiating With Toddlers

SCENE: INTERIOR OF A SUBARU STATION WAGON. TIME: 43 MINUTES UNTIL NAPTIME SARA: Ok bud, so what are we gonna do when we get home? CHARLIE: ummmm, wash our hands, brush...

cute boy sweater

Best Shopping for Little Dudes

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a mother in possession of a daughter must have more fun shopping for baby clothes than a mother in possession of a...

funny kids

I Love When

My toddler takes my half-baked life explanations at total face value. When driving past some sprawling roadwork along the highway that's been going on for months (huge mounds of dirt,...