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It’s just a phase. Probably.

It’s just a phase. Probably.

“Let’s get dressed!” I said to my two-year-old daughter, holding out a dress and pair of tights. “Want pants,” she said. I got a jumper and a pair of jeans. “How about this?” “Want pants,” she said. “Jeans are pants.” “WANT PANTS!” “But…these are pants, […]

Nighttime parenting: when your kid chooses you for the night shift

Nighttime parenting: when your kid chooses you for the night shift

“Mummmyyyy!” I pretend I don’t hear it. “Mummmyyy! Mummy. Mummy. Mummyyyyy!” I press my pillow over my head. “MUMMMYYYYY! MUMMMYYYYYY!” It’s 2am and my daughter is awake. My husband rolls over and closes his eyes. There’s no question which of us is getting up. It […]

The Sound of Silence: toddler version

The Sound of Silence: toddler version

The Popple has been waking up at stupid o’clock recently. Despite the fact that she’s going to bed later these days, she’s getting up so early that she’s actually waking up my a-hole cat, who is a stupid o’clock riser himself. Inspired – or perhaps driven a […]

When your child sleeps through the night and you don’t

When your child sleeps through the night and you don’t

I know what you’re thinking. You, the parent of a baby who has not yet mastered this whole sleeping thing. The parent who got woken up by cries every few hours last night. The parent who walked back and forth in a dark room at 4am […]

Why baby naps are the worst

Every day, my baby and I do the battle of the nap. There is no winner.