I was five and three quarters when my mom gave birth to her fourth child. I can still clearly remember listening to one side of my grandmother’s conversation with family and family friends in which she was regaling them with the tale of my mother’s labor and ultimately the joyous news of Peter Joel’s arrival.
Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to tonight’s event. We have an exciting matchup this evening that’s been a long time in the making. These two opponents have what can only be described as an intriguing history with one another. The lightweight contender, Justus “Juggy” Hendrickson, considered by many the underdog, has begun a transformation in the
This morning I woke Jack up to take him to daycare and he was his usual cranky, dramatic three year old self: “But I can’t brush my teeth.” “That’s not the shirt I want to wear.” “Those aren’t the pants I want to wear.” “I want milk.” “No, I want juice.” “No, not in
There are so many reasons I decided to have a second child. I have a younger brother, and I think life events are more fun when there are other kids around to share them with. My kids (so far) don’t have any cousins, so a sibling would keep my older son from being the only kid
The other day, I got the question I’d been dreading for some time. No, not that question, but one that is almost equally hard to answer. At bedtime, I told my older son, “Mommy loves you so much! Good night!” and he responded with, “Do you love me more than anything else?” “Of course!” I replied.
Keeping things “fair” between siblings When I was pregnant with my second child, I was really on top of the whole “building positive sibling bonds” thing. I bought Nate a doll with his own bottle, diaper and bib. I read “Siblings Without Rivalry” by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish three times. We took books out of