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I am not above "stealing" things from my kid. Usually it's more of a "borrow" situation, like that time I needed five dollars to tip a pizza delivery guy and I had to ask my nine-year-old for the cash.
We spend way too much time policing other parents and not enough time helping other parents and their kids.
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.
family drama
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.