The Elf on the Dusty Shelf

It's that time of the year again, that time that has every parent on high alert. December 1 marks official Elf Season, the time when all of the Elves on the Shelves are freed from their polar caves and released into the world to spy on their chosen family. I'm miffed as to what these … Continue reading The Elf on the Dusty Shelf


Most parents can only dream of sleep. It's one of the most discussed topics in parenting circles. Your children are either awesome at it, or crap at it, and it's the olympic gold of parenting if they are champions of sleep. It's a tricky thing, because if you get a sleeper you have to keep … Continue reading Sleep

My Grubby Loves

I've tried to get my children to be clean, to be hygienic, I really have. But despite my best efforts, my little loves insist on being filthy little creatures. Filthy! Tonight my youngest left the bathroom, looked at his unwashed hands and declared, "I don't have germs." And that was it. I remind them every … Continue reading My Grubby Loves