Baby Shower Games New Parents Actually Need

I kind of hate baby shower games. None of them truly prepare you for parenthood. When I go to a shower that I suspect will have loads of games, I strategically arrive almost two hours late so as to avoid them. And you know what? They are usually still playing them!  Before I know it,…

Parents of kids with FASD more stressed than parents of kids with autism

At least that’s what the researchers are saying. A team from Canada interviewed dozens of parents in a study on the matter, choosing parents of autistic kids as a baseline because of their status as the most stressed parents of all. Until now. The researchers concluded that raising a kid with FASD is substantially more…

My Drug Addicted Baby and Her Superpowers

I snuck into my two-year old’s room to watch her sleep. There she was, nestled under her weighted blanket, and three other normal blankets, all of which help her sleep through the night. Her ridiculously expensive designer crib, once the centerpiece of the room, is now shoved into the corner so she can’t climb out…

An Open Letter to the Friends We Invite for Dinner

We really like you. That’s why we invited you to dinner at our house. If you asked around even just a little, you know that we’ve only done this three times in the past year. Which makes it four times total since we adopted two babies, really close in age. Essentially since we adopted twins….