The Grass Is Always Browner

  As a first time parent, it's so hard to know what's "normal" (hint: it doesn't exist) and what's not. And yet, we're obsessed with figuring out where our baby lies on this imaginary yardstick---whether we're talking about poop (smell, color, consistency, you name it), night wakings, developmental milestones, or bizarre baby behavior (e.g., repeatedly hitting oneself in ...

Top Three Ways To Piss Off My Toddler

My son turned one earlier this month, and he's wasted no time transitioning to everyone's favorite toddler milestone: temper tantrums. I've quickly learned that there are three distinct (and daily) activities that are sure to set him off:   1. Pry his fingers away from his penis during diaper changes. Well, it's officially begun---my son's lifelong fascination with ... his own ...