What Not to Expect When You’re Expecting

What Not to Expect When You’re Expecting

A few years ago, I ranted hard against a couple who created a list of guidelines for visitors who wanted to stop by and meet their newborn. They were essentially expecting friends and family to barter for an audience with their baby via handouts and housework.

It made little sense that a couple with such bizarre manners and expectations would have anyone visiting them, let alone enough people who it required rules and regulations. After all, this was a generic newborn, not the Pope. It was utterly ridiculous, and my post quickly became one of my most popular pieces.

Most of us felt that the couple was entitled and oblivious. Apparently, they were pioneers!

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City vs. Suburbs

City vs. Suburbs

I live in Brooklyn but I grew up in the suburbs. Pete grew up in London, for some reason. On the latest episode of the podcast, we talk about the different challenges of parenting in each location. It’s a City vs. Burbs Thunderdome! One place enters, one place leaves! I never saw myself raising myRead more about City vs. Suburbs[…]

Breaking the Routine

Breaking the Routine

Sometimes, in the midst of parenting, it’s easy to lose track of your kids. (Figuratively speaking, of course!)

My 7-year-old and I butt heads on the regular, never more so than when we’re navigating the everyday stresses of our daily routines.

Schedules and stress and exhaustion and frustration combine to make our relationship combustible.

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