raising intelligent, creative and empowered tots
Apr 14, 2013 by kvalenti
So, you know how last week I told you that I thought I had made a huge mistake? Well, I still don’t have an answer to that and...
Apr 7, 2013 by kvalenti
What do you do when you take a long look at yourself and you decide that a huge parenting mistake has been made? Well, I can’t...
Dec 10, 2012 by kvalenti
I won’t lie to you, I was utterly heartbroken when I found out that Santa wasn’t real. I was probably way too old to...
Apr 9, 2012 by kvalenti
The Negotiator turns 8 on Saturday (!) and so this week, we are borrowing a lovely concept from his school to celebrate this...
Sep 20, 2011 by kvalenti
It is hard to judge our success as parents, how do we know when we are doing something right? Last night, the Diva went to spend a...
Sep 5, 2011 by kvalenti
Do you ever feel like you love one child more than the other? One child is a brat and the other is so cute and kind and helpful and...
Jun 27, 2011 by kvalenti
Today’s post is from a guest blogger who writes for Last Mom, a blog about the daily rewards and challenges of older-child...
May 23, 2011 by kvalenti
Today’s post is the continuation of a series of essays focused on coping with heartbreak. The first part dealt with...
May 19, 2011 by kvalenti
Absolutely and this is why: because every time I pull up to the school, the kids in all three preschool classes are looking out the...
May 9, 2011 by kvalenti
In honor of Mother’s Day, I would just like to take a few moments to say thank you: thank you to the mothers who have walked...
May 4, 2011 by kvalenti
As Daddy was getting ready to leave for work, the Diva rushed over to him calling out, “Daddy wait!” Daddy crouched down...
Apr 14, 2011 by kvalenti
Today is the Negotiator’s seventh birthday, my first baby. He laughed so hard when I wished him a “Merry Christmas”...
Mar 24, 2011 by kvalenti
Recently Daddy took a business trip. It had been a long time since the last trip and the kids started missing him the night before he...
Feb 16, 2011 by kvalenti
I think (and write) a lot about vulnerability (my own and that of my kids). I believe this is a very important topic about which we...
Feb 13, 2011 by kvalenti
The kids love it when Daddy gets up with them on the weekends (incidentally, so do I since that means I get to sleep in). It...
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