I'm in the middle of the neverending bathroom reno. And if there is one thing I've learned about home renovations -- stop me if you've heard this one before -- it's they never go according to plan.
So whether your version of "Netflix and bone-chilling", includes a screening of "Super Monsters" with your wee ones or a marathon session of "Stranger Things", Season 2, here's what you'll need for a spook-tacular TV night.
They say you shouldn’t ever be the first to break a hug with your child. I get it. You’ve had a gong-show of a day and are literally counting down the minutes until bedtime. The kids have suddenly turned into little velcro love bugs at the exact moment you want to peel them off, say a quick good-night, and pour a glass of wine. Stay strong. Hey, I hear you. I hear you loud and clear. I’ve had that kind of day. The kind where you are just done. Feeling spent. Fully prepared to wave off the kids and hope tomorrow will be a better day. Then your child wraps their…
I am, by turns, good cop/bad cop: gently soothing tones tempered with firm reminders to breathe when she begins to get hysterical. This is no ordinary period pain.
Thirty years ago, there were no themes. A party was a party. Guests arrived, played games, ate cake, and...wait for it...watched while we opened our gifts. Here's how to get rid of that birthday stress bring back some of that old-school party charm.
The new form of parental torture is homework, in case you missed the memo. But, parents, I've got your back. I've created my own personal Homework Hustle Playlist for those nights when you just give zero f**ks about whether the homework gets done or even if there is any homework at all.