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First of all, it’s hard. Parenting, I mean. Parenting is hard, no matter how you do it. Totally sober or drunk half the time, it’s not an easy job for anyone.
The hardest part of…
“We need you to treat us like you would expect to be treated. We are your employees, your constituents, your friends, your neighbors, the people passing you on the street. And we are tired. We are struggling. We are barely making it day to day.”+ read more
“See, I don’t care if you teach my kids one more thing this semester, and this is why: Just by showing up, by checking in, by caring enough to do this freaking impossible job—you’ve already taught them the only things I really wanted them to get out of school.”+ read more
“I am not a helicopter mom by choice.”+ read more
The Grand Canyon. Yep, for this Dad, once is enough.+ read more
Funny tweets, so you can have a funny weekend.+ read more
“I don’t think I want to spend my time stressing over decor when I’m already anxious enough about the responsibilities of motherhood.”+ read more
It has come to my attention that over the past few months of writing this blog, I may have come over as being a whinging old bag. A hormonal, moaning Brit expat. The mother of two teenagers.
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There comes a point in parenthood when you shed the cloak of infancy. It is a gradual movement. Slow and steady but always moving toward the floor. The children begin to grow and become their own independent…
First it’s play dates, next thing you know, it’s sleepovers. Does the stress ever end?
No, it doesn’t, not when you’re a parent.
Kids love playing with their friends, as evidenced by their love of…
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We have some big news here in the Roder Family. No, I’m not pregnant, and we’re not moving to Canada. (Sorry, Justin. You’ll have to make do with Jason Priestly’s Family. I hear he’s still relevant, in…
As we approach Christmas, I’m forced into contemplating the inevitable, one that’s a most terrifying concept for me: socializing at the ubiquitous holiday party. (Introverts collectively suck in their breath. I’ll wait while you collect yourself). Polite society expects that, if…
It’s that time of year again and our family would like to invite you to share Thanksgiving with us. I’ve tried calling and left a few messages—you guys sure are busy—so I thought I’d send an old-fashioned invite. I understand…+ read more
Photo: Love and Knuckles
I am concerned for all of us. I think kid’s birthday parties are getting out of hand and I know you probably agree.
In 1982 I had a birthday party at…+ read more
These days, it’s rare for any family to have much down time. If you are one of the few, hats off to you!! In our house, there is a constant blur of activities, household chores, work, sports, and school responsibilities…+ read more
Save yourself from a holiday-induced panic attack with this handy dandy list of holiday events that are sure to keep the kiddos busy while you work your Christmas magic.+ read more
We know the word “supermom” doesn’t even begin to describe how awesome you are. So why settle for a Mother’s Day meal at a restaurant with mobs of other moms? We know breakfast in bed is best left in TV…+ read more