My husband and I have recently started to watch CBS’s new drama series, Ransom. The story revolves around a professional crisis and hostage negotiator and his team negotiating their way out of potentially catastrophic situations with the aim of saving lives. This post about negotiation tactics may not give you the tools to save lives, … More Parental Negotiation 101: Getting Your Toddler to Do Your Bidding
It has recently come to my attention that there exists a book that defines the do’s and don’ts of what to say to a new mom. Over the last two years, I have heard several snippets from said book from those around me. There was the considerate, “you’re probably not making enough milk if your … More The Great Book of Backseat Parenting
It’s amazing how good children are at selective imitation. On the one hand, you can demonstrate a hundred times that the shoes must go on the shoe rack, but you’ll still find them lying on your dining table or stuffed into your cupboard. On the other hand, do something that you probably shouldn’t have (in … More The Copy Brat
I see these children, walking calmly next to their mums, holding their hands. I see these children, sitting peacefully in their mum’s laps on flights. I see these children, quietly snoozing in their strollers as their mums wheel them around the mall. I see these children and I wonder: how? What do their parents feed … More Who are those children?
We reside in a tax-free country, but the little dictator in our house didn’t get the memo. Since Baby A started walking and rapidly expanding her dietary horizons, all food consumed by anyone in her vicinity is taxed. The tax rate is variable and so is the tax period. Sometimes you may be asked to … More The Baby Tax