Tag: Abby

  • 20 Emergencies When Your Teen MUST Text: A Case for Teens and Cell Phones

    So many articles about teenagers and entitlement and so little time, you know? Also, blah, blah, blah, because my teen is as entitled as I was 25 years ago, by which I mean she is kind, and funny, and smart, and totally self-absorbed, and deeply concerned about others, and constantly confused about why she can’t…

  • Seeping Booty: The Bizarre But True Tale of Maleficent’s Real Magic

    Seeping Booty: The Bizarre But True Tale of Maleficent’s Real Magic

    When Abby, my oldest, was a toddler, she couldn’t get enough Sleeping Beauty in her life and watched the Disney movie, the way toddlers do, over and over and over again – and over again – slamming her sippy cup on the TV when I failed to rewind the tape in the VHS player with…

  • This Mama in the Morning

    Here’s a quick Saturday morning story for you. Because it’s morning! Hooray! Ready? Here we go. Once upon a time,my daughter took a picture of my eyes. So she could make me a pretty picture. And then she texted it to me. With commentary. To which I responded. Because she is RIGHT. In conclusion, HAPPY…

  • Parenting for the Win

    I’ve been parenting for the win a lot lately, and I just thought I’d share a couple things I’m doing exceptionally well so you can follow my example and better your parenting, too. First, I accused my teenager of acting like a 5-year-old because she didn’t want to come out of her room for, you…