Category Archive: 'parenting'

Annual Review

My husband is one of the only people I know – possibly the only person I know who has no complaints about his childhood and the way his parents raised him. None. I’m pretty sure his mother thinks I’m just trying to be nice when I tell her this. Like every other mom on the […]

Things I Learned at Disneyland

Four-year-old kids are easily impressed. When we got to the hotel in Anaheim Robbie was happy. He thought being in a hotel was the surprise and he was pleased. “I love hotels!” he said and we hit the pool. It wasn’t until just before he went to bed that Mickey called him and we told […]

Glass Half Full

I had no intention of writing a post today. It’s my birthday and I was hoping to do as little as possible beyond my obligations. But, as I was zooming through the kitchen to write something on the shopping list I keep on the fridge, I noticed this glass on the island. It stopped me […]

Reed Family Word of the Week

Pooptastrophe: A traumatic event or accident involving a preschooler or any child out of diapers and “number two.” As in, “Robbie had a pooptastrophe at the triathlon when he used the port-a-potty. ” No one knows what went wrong but I am told his hands were covered with the evidence when he eventually poked his […]

The Happiest Place on Earth

Our honeymoon was to Disneyland. That’s me, the blushing bride, up there in that photo. My parents’ honeymoon was to Disneyland. Saying I’ve been looking forward to taking Robbie on his first Disneyland trip is a bit of an understatement. But life has a way of, well, getting in the way. We had the budget […]