what the parenting books don't tell you
One of the great things about raising a child, for me, has been to watch my son become his own person and form relationships with other people -- friends, teachers, caregivers, and step-parents.
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It's been fifteen years since I've lived in a place with more than one bathroom, and I am so over it.
What if I don't want my new name to sound like a paint color, huh?
what the parenting books don't tell you
If you do not want to throw a giant party for your toddler, it’s okay if you don’t.
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Since I became a mom, I’ve said a lot of stuff I never imagined I would say. This one was so stupid I will never live it down.
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A wise friend once told me that if you pick your kid up from school at the end of the day and he isn’t absolutely filthy, he didn’t have any fun. I have personally found this to be true.
For some reason I thought prepping my bathroom for guests was some labor-intensive task that ate up like half a day, but that turned out not to be true.
what the parenting books don't tell you
My son is not me -- he doesn’t like to read books, he is not shy around new people, and he is scared of absolutely nothing (including a bunk bed).
what the parenting books don't tell you