Touchy Feely Feelings

This post about Greece isn’t about ruins or gorgeous things we saw. We experienced some stuff on the trip that I need to talk about and just leave out here. Mainly… how do you teach a four-year-old what’s okay in terms of their body? When certain touching is okay, when it’s not okay… This is […]

Six Easy Ways I Help at Home When I’m on a Work Trip

Last week (well, from the 13th to the 19th) I was away for an event. This is one of my longer work trips and honestly it doesn’t matter how long or short they are – I always feel guilty for leaving. It’s hard leaving Dave and Sadie for that length of time and knowing that […]

Making a Going Away Chart

I go away pretty frequently for work – in total about six to seven times a year. It’s less trips than my last job where I could travel up to one to two times a month (or more) but the trips are longer with this job – up to a week at a time away […]

Sadie and The Bobo Fairy

The other night almost without warning, the Bobo Fairy came and visited Sadie and took all her bobos (pacifiers). Now lest you think we’re mean parents and just took them away for her, we’d been talking up the Bobo Fairy for awhile now with no luck. We’d mention maybe giving them away and she’d start […]

Sorry! Don’t mean dis…

Scene: Parking lot outside of Sadie’s daycare. I am trying to rush around to get Sadie and her crap out of the car and into daycare quickly so I can make it to work on time (for once). I run around to the passenger side of the car to open her door and get her […]

Parenting struggle…

I have this constant struggle as a parent that goes a little bit like this: “OMG, I want to get Sadie (insert any toy/game/thing here)” and: “OMG, Sadie has SO MUCH CRAP!” Seriously. She has very generous grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. And generous parents, if I do say so myself. Toys and child things […]