child development

May 30, 2012

My First Year as a School Volunteer: Lessons from the Front Lines

  About a year ago I wrote this post about how to make the most out of your school volunteer efforts. D2 wasn’t enrolled in pre-school […]
May 17, 2012

Unleash Your Inner Activist and Make a Real Difference

Have you ever felt so passionate about an issue that you thought, ” I really need to contact my local member of congress and tell them how I feel?” […]
May 9, 2012

No hitting!

I continue to marvel at the lessons I learn as a mother. About a week ago I got the call every parent dreads. D2’s teacher called me at […]
January 27, 2012

Juice: The Gateway Drug

I have to work hard to suppress my sanctimommy urges. Generally, I do a decent job. I’m guilty of  letting D2 watch back to back episodes of […]
December 26, 2011

Give a Child a Shot@Life: Support Vaccines for Healthy Children

  This past October I attended Blogalicious Weekend 2011 in Washington, DC. While there I met Caroline Barrett,  a program officer with Shot At Life, a new […]
November 18, 2011

I Lied to Our Pediatrician

This week I lied to my son’s pediatrician. Let me explain.  Wednesday D2 had his two year-old check up appointment. For some reason during these appointments I always feel a little bit […]
November 3, 2011

Pre-school Report Card Freak Out

Dr. D. and I are scheduled for D2’s first parent-teacher conference on Friday. In preparation for our discussion with his teacher, we received an emailed copy […]
October 5, 2011

What’s in a Name?

About a week ago I was picking D2 up from the half-day toddler program at Montessori and just making chit chat with his teacher. I asked […]
July 19, 2011

Liar. Liar.

We are hosting Dr. D.’s three nieces  (two aged 11 and a 7 year old) for the summer and it’s certainly been an adventure to go […]