The Playroom

Good thing we have all year to recover. Because it all happens again next June.
Living with a toddler is kind of like living with a tiny drunk person.
It's a toss-up which is more labor-intensive and maddening, the back-to-school stuff or the end-of-year madness.
I'm beginning to suspect my 11-month-old is really Presidential Candidate Donald J. Trump. Yes, it may seem unlikely that my adorable baby is actually a 69-year-old real estate tycoon from Queens, but hear me out.
I wear yoga pants ALL. THE. TIME. They're comfy. They're practical. They're perfect for my crazy mom life.
I thought I'd share the experience of managing three kids and a Little League game on a school night, for those of you unfamiliar with it.
Embrace the power of a well-timed bribe.
2. Thou shalt not sleep past 6:15 a.m.
Being a mom means you have to hear every excuse in the book, and I mean every excuse.
Hey, nice to meet you! / Check out these recent photos / As I have no shame
I can add this to the list of things I swore I'd never do: I did my kid's school project.
What you can do is pause every now and again during a moment you are enjoying and suck the life out of it. Memorize it. Every detail.
As I was pulled into the world of child-friendly stories, I found myself wondering what life would have been like if Stephen King had written children's books.
Although my firsthand experience of Spring Break is lacking, I am one of the foremost experts on toddlers.
Sure, my professional experience is impressive, but what's really awe-inspiring is that for the past 15+ years I also rocked it as the Default Parent... a job I never applied for and didn't even know I had been doing until about a year ago.
A friend recently asked me what the hardest transition was when I became a mom. I didn't have an answer, because they were all hard. Everything changed.
Have you ever noticed the little things that appeared when you became a mom?
Spring break might be a break for kids, but isn't there a better name for the week parents must survive when their kids are at home all day from school?
Men can handle barf without batting an eye, but as soon as they experience that first sniffle, you better watch out.
She's the only candidate who will bring this great nation together.