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...]
A few weeks ago, we planned a babysitting swap with some friends of ours. They agreed to take our son, Detective Munch, for a night, all night, overnight!, so my wife and I could go out and pretend to be 20-year-olds again. More importantly, we could wake up and pretend to be 20-year-olds again. And then, a few weeks down the line, we would repay the favor. It seemed like a great idea. This weekend, it was our turn. To take our friends’ two kids. We didn’t think this through. I’ve been to a lot of rock concerts. Been in sports arenas for dramatic playoff games. I’ve even been in … [Read more...]