…there are a few HARD NOs that I decided long before I dated, got married and had children that actually stuck. My stance never waivered on certain deal breakers and absolutes. These rules are 110% true today with two kids as they were before I even gave birth.
Author Archive | Eleanor Howard
I watched my friend’s profile as she spoke. The subtle way she bowed her head. Her nearly translucent eyelashes blinking away the afternoon sunlight. Her hands silently wrapping and unwrapping a Kleenex. Comforting and caring for a friend was the easiest thing in the world for Lena. I was moved by her voice, the words […]
When did we switch from acknowledging our child’s firsts, to focusing on their lasts? At what point did we stop lining their baby book with their first words, first bike ride, first sleepover and move to the last of everything? Last bottle, last night in the crib, last day of elementary school. It’s almost as […]
Parenting roles aren’t gender specific anymore. Nowadays, it seems that the majority of parents believe that “teamwork makes the dream work.” Responsibilities that once were handled by one parent or the other, now have a blended, all-hands-on-deck approach. In our home, we are a community of doers. If a chore needs doing, we just do […]
The sheer terror on their faces on what was supposed to be a trip of a lifetime crushed me. It’s the moment my husband and I realized our children had noise sensitivity that was more than the norm. They withdraw when they’re in a noisy, confined space with thumping music and exuberant children.