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.
So, now I'm sitting here, nursing a glass of wine, aptly named Sibling Rivalry, in light of this evening's shenanigans. And I thought, wouldn't it be brilliant to have wine pairings that match the end-of-the-day mood?
It is remarkable to witness how my husband's joy of cooking has extended to our children. They appreciate really good food, as evidenced by their requests for lobster and filet mignon for their birthday dinners. (Apologies to future boyfriends and girlfriends.)
If I had the mother I lost long ago If I had the mother I lost long ago for whom my heart aches every day, would I still be the mother I myself am had she been here to show me the way? If I had the power to change what once was though it meant changing what was to be, I don’t know that I’d have the strength it would take to risk all that’s familiar to me. If I had the knowledge of now way back when I knew not that I needed it most, would I have done things any differently, though it might mean my whole…
Parents, this is why I encourage you to watch 13 Reasons Why or at least inform yourselves of its content before your kids get to it. Because despite any best laid plans, if there's buzz around it, kids will seek it out.