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  • Screens and Babies

    One of the most dangerous effects of mobile screens is how it changes our brains’ expectations of reality. Just look at how this one-year-old…

  • screamfree lack of sleep

    Good Night, Sleep Tight

    There are few things worse than a sleepless night. Except for maybe an endless parade of them with no end in sight. When you are sleep-deprived, food doesn’t taste as good, colors don’t look as bright, and things that normally wouldn’t bother you set you off on a moment’s notice. For those of you out there with babies who aren’t sleeping well, I offer my sincere and earnest condolences.

  • Angels with Dirty Faces

    “It is dangerous to confuse children with angels.” (David Fyfe) Sure, they look like little angels when they first arrive, but it only takes a few hours for you to realize the difference. When you place a child on a pedestal, expecting angelic perfection from them, you set them up for a great fall. You […]

  • A Moment of Honesty

    “If your baby is beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time, you’re the grandma.” (Theresa Bloomingdale)  If you’re a brand new parent, there’s a dirty little secret you should know. There will come a time when you don’t like your child very much. […]

  • The Wonder Years

    “Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.” (Marcelene Cox) Life with children can be hectic and harried. Between driving them here and there — from ballet to a birthday party to buying […]