The Scariest Ride at Universal Orlando

For the record, I enjoy a good theme park ride. Truly. I have proof: Flight of the Hippogriff is a zippy little coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Short, but fun. See? Nothing but smiles. Then there’s The Hulk. Awesome …

10 Things that Make Parenting Harder Than it Should Be

Modern-day parenting is, in many ways, so much easier than parenting in the past. (Washing machines, right??) But I think some elements of modern life make parenting more difficult than it should be. 1) PinterestPinterest might be the greatest thing …

10 Things to Consider When Buying Toys for Your Kids

When choosing a toy for your child, you naturally want to consider the toy’s staying power, quality, versatility, and educational value. But here are some other questions you might want to ask yourself before bringing home a new toy for …

KIDZOPHRENIA

Lately I feel like I can’t hold a thought in my head long enough to actually do anything with it. Very annoying for someone who has lots of thoughts. Naturally, I consulted Dr. Internet about my struggles, and while he …

My 20-Year Love Affair

Friends, I have a confession to make. (Deep breath. Here goes.) I’ve been having a love affair for 20 years. My husband knows about it, but we don’t talk about it much. I think he’s in denial. I wish I …

A Fun, Creative, and Healthy Use for Halloween Candy

Our family likes sugar. Probably too much, actually. But we try to avoid highly concentrated sugar and artificial colors, and try to buy chocolate that uses fair labor practices. You know, the exact opposite of most Halloween candy. I know …

9 Reasons Parenting is the World’s Hardest Job

In my pre-kid days, when I’d hear people say parenting is the hardest job on Earth, I’d nod along in benign agreement. I assumed that statement was a platitude designed to let tired parents vent a little, or a sympathetic …