Motherhood

The ABC’s of Parenting Small Children

If you look in the children’s section of the library, you’re likely to find a number of “ABC’s of” books on myriad topics.  If this post were a book, I would probably include it in the adult non-fiction section.  I don’t think the kids would appreciate it very much.  But maybe they would. I was… Continue reading The ABC’s of Parenting Small Children

Motherhood

Pilot Trip Vignettes

Some of you may know that my husband accepted a position at a hospital in Baltimore.  This means that come late June/early July (the “new year” of the medical profession), we will be moving to Charm City.  It’s bittersweet, since we’ve been very happy in Cleveland (well, except for the snow.  That I can live… Continue reading Pilot Trip Vignettes

Parenting

Who needs external validation? Me, apparently.

My mother-in-law left this morning.  She spent a glorious ten days with us.  Now, I know that the stereotypical mother-in-law may not be a welcome house-guest, but thankfully, my mother-in-law is hardly stereotypical!    I won’t go into detail about the massive amount of help she provided, but will just mention that I am extremely well-rested.… Continue reading Who needs external validation? Me, apparently.

Parenting

Things newborns like to do

Waiting for a clean diaper to make it dirty I change his diaper and once he’s covered with the nice, clean, dry diaper, he makes a poo, and I have to change him again before putting him down to nap.  It’s like he has a preference for a non-wet diaper for his bathroom needs.  What’s… Continue reading Things newborns like to do

Parenting

A Suggested Strategy for Diaper Changing Drama

 Hi!  Welcome to Life in the Married Lane!  If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.  Thanks for visiting, and enjoy your stay! Those were the halcyon days:  I would say to Little Man, “Time for a new diaper!”  and he would gleefully run to the diaper changing pad in… Continue reading A Suggested Strategy for Diaper Changing Drama