Motherhood: The Importance of Talking Over Dinner 

Perhaps we should call this post “Why talking over dinner, and talking in general with your child as they enter the cesspool of school and life is important!” I’ve heard the most interesting story from my fourth grader over dinner this evening. While sitting and listening to my oldest son share his experiences, favorites, and … More Motherhood: The Importance of Talking Over Dinner 

A Toddler’s Potty Training Antics

You initially start potty training two to three months earlier than reasonable due to peer pressure from other friends with toddlers. You quickly realize the toddler who keeps urinating consistently on your tatami floors, needs more than 20 minute bathroom break reminders; she simply needs a diaper! You wisely put her back in diapers, and tell yourself you’ll conquer potty training at the start of the new year. … More A Toddler’s Potty Training Antics

Motherhood: Singing Lullabies and Nursery Songs

Singing nursery songs and bedtime lullabies seems synonymous with parenthood. You hold your child for countless hours throughout their first and second years of life, and throughout the rest of their childhood. For the past eight years I’ve sung multiple nursery songs almost every day and at bedtime, with very few exceptions to the infinitive … More Motherhood: Singing Lullabies and Nursery Songs

What I Wore On Wednesday: Officers’ Spouses’ Social and Errands

I’m adding What I Wore On Wednesday to this blog. Be prepared for humor, laughter and perhaps an occasional tear in this section of this blog. This Wednesday marks us being here in Japan for exactly one week! We’re still newbies at living in Japan. The hardest part of moving frequently is finding your new … More What I Wore On Wednesday: Officers’ Spouses’ Social and Errands

Google Searches Reveal Parents’ Gender Biases

Last week, NYTimes published this article Google, Tell Me. Is My Son A Genius? by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz. Have you read this? If not, I suggest you do. Here’s an excerpt of Stephens-Davidowitz’s article: “Start with intelligence. It’s hardly surprising that parents of young children are often excited at the thought that their child may be … More Google Searches Reveal Parents’ Gender Biases