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Gold Star Parenting Moment happened today: My almost four year old daughter had a friend over for a playdate. The friend: “Did you know, I’ve seen the movie Brave?” My almost-four-year-old (full of starry-eyed wonder): “Really?! No shit!” I’d love [...]
Featured in Mamalode magazine, Issue no. 21 First Person Present by Carrie Friedman I try so hard to live in the present while raising her, to be fully there as we are dancing around the kitchen, her arms wrapped around [...]
A piece I wrote for the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2015/08/25/i-judged-but-now-im-a-parent-myself-here-are-my-before-and-after-views/
A piece by yours truly, featured on Mamalode: http://mamalode.com/story/detail/changing-the-classics#.Vdssm0vfOXw.facebook
Kid: So she comes into my room? Me: Yes, but while you’re sleeping. You won’t even know she’s there. Kid: And she takes my tooth? Me: And she gives you money for it! Kid (eyes welling with tears) : [...]
can be found here, featured on Elephant Journal: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/06/toddler-on-the-verge-of-a-nervous-breakdown/
My three year old’s latest musical critique: (We are listening to the oldies channel on the radio while driving to school.) Her: “What is this nonsense?” Me: “These are the Beatles!” Her: “This isn’t singing, Mom. It’s screaming.” And there [...]
You know those articles in magazines like US Weekly and some fashion magazines called “what’s in my bag,” where we get a sneak peek inside the purses of the stars? For copyright purposes, I can’t attach photos of these, but [...]
Get Me A Raft, For the Love of Dido, Because I Am Going Down With This Ship: http://www.brainchildmag.com/2015/04/the-continuing-disintegration-of-my-mind/
“A talking pig?! I never heard of such a thing!” -my toddlers, fact-checking the Olivia books.
by Carrie Friedman Me: Okay, I love you. I’ll see you in the morning. Her: Wait – Mommy. Are there any maps in my room? Me: Maps? No. Her: Are there any bees? Me: No. No bees. Her: We [...]
by Carrie Friedman We met a friend’s newborn for the first time last night. The minute I spotted their baby girl’s tiny toes peeking out of her bunting as she was draped across her dad’s shoulder, I was done. I [...]