Monthly Archives: August 2009

Father of 10 Turns Bath Time Into A Career

Guest post by Randy Imwalle I was sitting recently on the side of the bathtub, studying my knees. Were those calluses? Before long, the answer dawned on me: The hardened spots had resulted from kneeling near the tub while bathing my children. Early in our marriage, my wife, Lisa, and I tacitly agreed that I…

A Dose of Humor – Zero Tolerance Policy

5 Minutes for Parenting’s weekly column, A Dose of Humor, is here to remind you to take your humor pill regularly as the best medicine to treat the side effects of parenting! It features a different blogger every week and is hosted by Rachel at Grasping for Objectivity in My Subjective Life. Now you can…

Getting Ready For Winter

By Beck My youngest child was given a chipmunk stuffed animal for Christmas this year, one of Santa’s more inspired stocking stuffers. And he’s a pretty cute toy¬†chipmunk and all, but my kids – as a rule – are fairly indifferent to stuffed animals, despite having enough of them to stock a fairly impressive and…

Multiple Channels

By Kelly There are days when I wonder what it would be like to parent an only child. Oddly enough, the thought isn’t entertained on the days when my three children turn into heathen monkeys. Rather, it lingers on days that are easy, when each child seems to shine brightly as their own, unique creation….

Wasp Fight at the OK Corral

By Veronica My two oldest children were watching a movie in the next room, and the two youngest were napping upstairs. I stepped into the kitchen to load the dishwasher, and the biggest wasp I have ever seen fell out of the blinds and began buzzing about the window. I do not like wasps. Okay,…

Sometimes Parenting Has Very Little to Do With The Children

By Megan “Grab a fleece and meet me downstairs,” I whispered to Al as I brushed past him outside Bean’s room Saturday evening. We’d finished up the bedtime routine with both kids a little bit early, and I’d already surreptitiously poured us each a glass of wine, lit a few candles, and collected a warm,…

It Could Happen To You

By Stephanie A very dear friend of mine shares her experience living one of a Mother’s worst nightmares. I encourage you to read, and then respond to her simple request. Stephanie Precourt is the managing editor of 5 Minutes For Parenting and also blogs at Adventures In Babywearing.