Over the weekend, my son unleashed his first swear word. The chosen curse was “bitch!” And as far as my wife and I could tell, he didn’t direct it at anyone. He just kind of said it. And it was pretty evident that he had no idea what it meant. But that didn’t stop the household from doing some soul-searching. I curse a lot, but that’s not the sum of my character. I usually curse for emphasis, or for laughs. But regardless of my rationalizations, those words – once so forbidden, both in my home and, more generally, in the world at-large – are a part of my vocabulary. And my wife’s too. … [Read more...]
Any parent can turn into a sleep-deprived, stressed-out zombie when catering to the demands of young child. Wait a second. Maybe that is part of your kid's evil scheme for household domination? Mike and Heather Spohr, a husband-and-wife team of OG parent bloggers, want to assist you in staving off an invasion of the heart, mind and body. How? By going through the funny bone with their new book, The Toddler Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Whiny Unfed. The couple discusses their book and their own parenting trials and tribulations when they join City Dads Group … [Read more...]
Every two weeks our daycare hosts a movie night on Fridays for any younger children in the neighborhood. A few hours of fun for the kids, and some well deserved together time (and time off) for parents. Every two weeks we use these nights as incentive for Olivia to get up in the mornings without fussing or fighting. Every two weeks she is *this* close to not going because she is adamantly, overwhelmingly and undeniably not a morning person.
This past Friday our daycare was showing Rio 2. I'm not sure if there's an "Electric Boogaloo" or "Rio … [Read more...]