Have you ever wanted something so bad that you tried to force it to happen? My husband and I planted a cherry tree in our backyard five years ago. In those five years we have plucked off a bounty of four cherries. Four. fucking. cherries. For five years I’ve watched it grow, meticulously pruning back … More What My Cherry Tree Taught Me About Parenting.
The kids have been out of school for the last two weeks. This means the classic phrase comes out of their mouth every day. “I’m bored, there’s nothing to do.” I became exhausted suggesting the usual list. “Go outside! Read a book! Do your chores! Play with the dog!” I almost had a nervous breakdown … More Parent Tip: How Ice Cream Can Keep You Sane.