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For the Love of Target
Mommy↹Society

For the Love of Target

Coffee. Wine. The kids’ bedtimes. A clean house. Target. These are a few of moms’ favorite things. Granted, not all mothers follow this specific formula of rightful thrill. Some have ingredients in their stew of the above, percentages that bring them enough of a…

September 17, 2018
The Fable of Balance, Revisited
Mommy↹Society

The Fable of Balance, Revisited

When I think of “balance,” an image of a scale comes to mind, a scale that is either being filled or is already carrying a load or two. One scale pan may be heavier; both may be equal. If a burden is added to…

July 15, 2018
One Million Hair Follicles
Food / Theater Kids↹Festival

One Million Hair Follicles

I am practicing the school of thought where I speak as positively as possible about my baby girl’s hair so that the good vibes will have a trickle-down effect. This works sort of in the way of the “ask and you shall receive” maxim. In the recent past,…

June 3, 2018
To Baby Girl At Age 2
Daddy↹Society

To Baby Girl At Age 2

To our daughter, who just turned two years old: We are truly so proud of you already. We are ecstatic to see you getting taller every time you wake up and we love listening to your newly-formed words. Mommy hears you taking her advisement: She…

April 15, 2018
"We Don't Know What We're Doing"
Mommy↹Society

We Don’t Know What We’re Doing

I see a few “perfect” families pretty often. Dad has a great career and has struck out to develop his own firm. New clients await just off stage to join him. Mom runs several successful businesses. Her heels and hair are usually aligned faultlessly,…

March 21, 2018
A Two-Tablet Habit
Kids↹Leisure Technology / Imagination

A Two-Tablet Habit

This past Christmas, grandma wanted to purchase some kid-friendly tablets for each of my two children and my niece, who is five months older than my daughter. We researched which tablets had the features we most sought for the children: durability in terms of being able…

February 18, 2018
Farewell, Baby Superstore
Mommy↹Society

Farewell, Baby Superstore

As my children age, there are some baby-centric artifacts that I will surely miss encountering. Both Jrue and Jai loved their respective bouncers, and I found some semblance of temporary peace in their happiness as they rocked those legs up and down to power themselves into rhythmic motions. Jrue always smelled delicious as…

January 24, 2018
Resolutions, According to a Todler
Kids↹Leisure Technology / Imagination

Resolutions, According to a Toddler

Ah, a new year. A clean slate. The chance to start anew. Day 1 of __. A new year is an automatic promise for opportunity and change. There’s ample time now to slowly (quickly?) transform a not-so-appealing element in an individual’s commonplace.   As a society, we habitually love to consider tweaks…

January 3, 2018
The Emperor's New Underwear
Kids↹Leisure Reading / TV

The Emperor’s New Underwear

We potty-trained Jrue over Memorial Day Weekend 2016 using the 3-Day Potty Method, a systematic approach that mostly involves no bottom-wearing on day 1 and no diaper- or underwear-toting on days 2 and 3. The idea was to rid Jrue of the feeling of the barrier—if there was no diaper under his butt…

December 20, 2017
That Parental Rubbernecking
Mommy↹Society

That Parental Rubbernecking

We have all experienced a rubbernecking moment. There, on the roadway, is a police cruiser on the scene of a new accident, responding to the wreck as passing vehicles creep by slowly, drivers physically stretching to witness any details of the disturbance. As hard…

December 17, 2017