Developmentally Appropriate

One of my favorite, most comforting phrases of parenting is “developmentally appropriate.” Kids behave badly sometimes, or sometimes they’re just mean enough to hurt your feelings, but often, that bad behavior is developmentally appropriate, and framing it that way is an excellent source of solace in hard times. Or, it is for me, at least. … [Read more…]

Water Bottles

We have a huge supply of water bottles in our house. Unfortunately, our supply of water bottles I actually like is limited. Most of them have at least one fatal flaw. 1 – I don’t like to suck that spout. 2 – Was entirely perfect until the top broke. 3 – Also a sucky spout, … [Read more…]