The teacher’s child sits alone, doodling on a scrap of paper with worn crayons and pens found in couch cushions. “Look at my drawing, Mommy,” he says, proudly thrusting his sketch between her and the stack of papers on her lap. “It’s you.” “That’s great,” the teacher praises, briefly glancing up from her task, just as briefly […]
I cry for my son. Not always, of course, but enough. I first cried for my son just hours after his birth when he quit breathing, the cause of which was unknown until doctors ran a battery of tests and discovered he had suffered a stroke in utero that was causing seizure-induced apnea. When we […]
When I became a parent to a child with special needs, I learned, among other things, that I had been saying the absolute wrongest things to people my entire life. As a self-admitted awkward person, I’m terrible when it comes to extending condolences and comforting people in their times of need. Terrible. And I’ve discovered […]
There are hoards of posts out there telling men what they should know about their pregnant ladies, but if we’re being honest, there’s just as much about our men that we pregnant chicas should know as well, and after 3 miserable pregnancies, I can confidently identify a few of those things. So here you go, […]
Know what’s good about having severe morning sickness (also known as hyperemesis of pregnancy)? NOTHING. Nothing’s good about it. Yes, the baby part is good, but it’s hard to think of that when your head’s married to your toilet bowl and the mere smell of your favorite foods makes you want to punch a baby […]
Potty training seems like a great idea. Some ideas are better in theory than in practice.
[nextpage title=”Page 1″ ] By now, most people I know personally are aware that Mr. Sammich and I are expecting baby #3. We weren’t expecting to expect any baby #3s, but shit happens, and as far as shit happening, I suppose this is some pretty blessed shit. Blessed in that we will welcome another sweet […]
Spend any amount of time online and you’ll see it: post upon post upon post about what you need to start or stop doing immediately to avoid thrusting your children into a lifetime of therapy or, worse, into a lifetime of serial killing. Nobody wants a serial killer for a kid. Unfortunately, that’s exactly the […]