Archive for tag 'parenting'


It Won’t Last Forever

Some days as a parent are exhausting. There are the days where Jackson is teething and he wants nothing more than to be held all day, and any time I need a moment to myself, he begins to whine. There are the days where he wants to exert his ability to make choices, and he […]


Thoughts on Race and Parenting

As is very obvious to anyone following me here on HB, I am white, Mr. T is Indian (well actually, Malaysian-Indian), and our children are biracial. Although Mr. T and I grew up in the same general area (and met in high school), because of our different ethnic backgrounds we had pretty different experiences growing […]

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Taking Time to Notice the Happy

Having twin toddlers is a special kind of crazy. I love those little bundles of energy, but it sometimes feels like my day is one big blur of tantrums, emotional breakdowns, and discipline. For a while, I was truly feeling like I must be a terrible mother because my kids were just unhappy and miserable […]


The Surprising Power of the Snuggle

Life in our family has radically changed for us since we changed how we parent Charlie a few months ago. We used to really struggle with my son’s listening (and by listening, I mean, not listening). But after we started adding more snuggles to our routine, we’ve seen an enormous change in his behavior. He […]



One of Will’s first photos Being William’s mama has come with a lot of “firsts.” Firsts I didn’t even know I’d be aware of until they happened! Things like Will’s first time sleeping all the way through the night, his first giggles, and the first time he recognized my face in the evening. These firsts have […]


It Ain’t Easy Being Three

Kermit anyone? I know I mostly talk about D over here, but I’m in the thick of it with K these days! In a lot of ways he’s three going on thirteen, but in others he still wants to be babied. Although I am constantly chasing after D, K is the one who gives me the […]


On Being Semi-Crunchy

My brother and sister-in-law were in town this past weekend, and I had a great time watching them interact with Will. After he would go down for the night, we often got into deeper conversations about this whole parenting thing, and things they noticed Mr. Milk and I were endeavoring to do or say regarding some […]

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