Communicating With Tweens Can Be Accomplished (With Persistence)

The Mercenary in particular has been getting irritated with me routinely. My breathing alone can cause a fit of sighs and eye-rolling. (You should see what happens when words come out of my mouth.) I’ve always tried to be very upfront and direct with the boys. This can have its disadvantages, but overall I’m glad […]

Parenting Milestones: Giving Up the Baby Shampoo

We had a big moment here the other day: I handed a boy a bottle of regular shampoo and instructed him in its safe use. Then I sent him to the shower. I honestly hadn’t considered this particular milestone in life, Internets. But here we are. The shampoo we’ve been using just wasn’t able to […]