- Parenting Imperfect
Even if the box is fun, it's not really enough for Christmas
If I were a true pragmatist _ or a cold-hearted Grinch _ I wouldn't buy any gifts for the kids this year.
New car's features give kids something else to bicker about
By Adrienne Martini My husband and I gave in to the inevitable and bought a new (to us) car.
Bedtime routines and stalling techniques change with time
The bedtime battles have changed as the kids have gotten older.
New year, same kids --- but boy are they different from each other
And, lo, the day came and there was great rejoicing. I rejoiced, at least. I suspect that primary and secondary school teachers did not.
Parenting Imperfect: Summer starts with great possibilities, but when does school start?
Summer, like pregnancy, goes on for three weeks longer than is tolerable.
Parenting Imperfect: Summer down time a welcome retreat, but columns suffer
By Adrienne Martini At some point during the last eight years, I absorbed a quote about parenthood and war being similar, in that both contain large stretches of nothing much punctuated by moments of abject terror.
Parenting Imperfect: Tragedy makes you look at frustrations with kids in a new light
By Adrienne Martini Eighteen-year old Henry Granju died at the end of May.
Parenting Imperfect: Like it or not, kids are in control of what they will " and won't " eat
By Adrienne Martini At dinner last night, the Boy refused to eat his grilled cheese sandwich, which is his favorite meal ever. His reason was simple: The cheese was the wrong color.
The older the kids get, the faster the time flies
By Adrienne Martini When the Diva was 4 years old and the Boy wasn't even 1, parents with school-age kids told me that the kids will grow faster than I think.
- Even if the box is fun, it's not really enough for Christmas