Never, and I mean never, trust a child who willingly hands over their ice cream cone. You may just get waaaay more than you ever bargained for.
Parties are supposed to be fun; however, a children’s party is a special kind of vortex where fun goes to die.
Lawmakers in Illinois are sitting on a bill that will change lives forever, and I don’t mean that in a good way. House Bill 185 promises to make ‘equal parenting time’ standard in child custody cases, which means that even the worst parents—those who could care less if their children are happy, healthy and wise—will […]
Several years ago, when the Elf on the Shelf first became popular, I remember thinking to myself that I wished my kids were still young enough to introduce this seemingly fun new Christmas tradition. In the beginning, I loved seeing how my friends would come up with new and interesting mischief for their little guy […]
She sat quietly on my bed, trying to calm my tears, as I wept into the pillow. We barely knew each other, but as my new roommate she was aware that my dad had recently died. She had heard me crying and came to check on me. I finally felt myself calming down and as my […]
America, we have a bathroom problem. In the spirit of full disclosure, I’ll tell you that I’m personally in favor of unisex public restrooms. I see no need to make peeing more difficult than it has to be. I avoid public restrooms on the whole because I think they’re gross. But when you’ve gotta go, […]
As a parent, few things are worse than the helpless feeling that comes with a sick child. When no amount of snuggling on the couch can make them feel better, parents often turn to their medicine cabinets for some kid-friendly relief. Well, the latest information from the FDA suggests several medications, previously thought to be […]
Her words were so cruel I thought I must have heard wrong. I was rushing through Target to get some inexpensive flip-flops to wear around the house and had just begun scanning the shoe aisle when I first heard her voice. Her words, dripping with hate, seemed to fall without hesitation from her mouth. “Shut […]