One Tough Job Blog

Our blog contributors are Massachusetts moms and dads and professionals who work with parents. Each contributor has a unique perspective of the joys and challenges of raising kids.

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Hoohoos and Vajayjays

THE WIFE and I made a conscious decision early on to use appropriate anatomical verbiage when identifying body parts in conversation with the kids. Rather than use the polite euphemisms of flower, vajayjay, tutu, wewe, etc., we've said vagina and penis since Greta's early days. Proper terminology aside, it's still difficult to avoid a smirk or chuckle like junior high schoolers whenever such a chat arises.

A Letter to My Nine-Year-Old Daughter

Every single descriptor of this exact moment in time from other moms and dads who have danced the same dance we are in is true; the last nine years have been pure magic. Somehow each day has been long. Sometimes frustratingly, mind-numbingly long, like the day at two-weeks-old when you wouldn’t stop crying no matter what we did, or the weeks we spent wearing a hole in the carpet every night walking you back to your room as you “transitioned” to a big girl bed. Every single day has been long, but oh my little angel, they have literally flown by.

Sailing Smoothly into the New School Year

It’s that time of year again (whew, how’d that happen so fast?!?) and your little and not so little people are heading back to school. Hoping to make this a smooth transition for the whole family? Of course you are! Here are some tips and tools to get you off to a great start and flowing in the direction of ease and joy.

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