Sponsored: Win a phone case from Popcase on Etsy!

POPCASE is giving away a ‘tough case’ for your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy! One lucky reader will win. This offer is open to readers in the U.S. and Canada and ends Friday, Sept ....more

When strangers help you parent

The Boss was carrying Min in the carrier at the farmer’s market and the three of us were in line to buy raw honey from one of our usual apiary stands, when a woman walked over to us and said, “You know not to give the baby honey, right?” I tweeted about this a few weeks ago and was interested in hearing more about your personal experiences the first time a stranger tried to “help” you parent. My initial reaction was a little stunned because… 1. She had no idea how old our kid was ....more

Haiku on ‘horsey’

Echoes of laughter Resonate from this strong bond Forever his boy Tweet ...more

Style: ‘Sun in the mountains’ phone case from POPCASE on Etsy

A beautiful, well-designed case for my phone that’s made in America? Yes please! Thanks to POPCASE on Etsy! ...more

I make joke

Him: How was yoga? Me: Good… Me: Wait ask me again! Him: What? ...more

Lend, trade, donate.

Kindness, empathy and justice make up the most valuable and empowering human currency. With everything there is to desire of this world, I hope this is the wealth Min will seek and share with others. Tweet ...more

Eleven months

My dearest Minnu, Today you are eleven months old. Or as they say in Southern Virginia, today you are “elebum” months old. You’ve always been an active baby, but now that you’re mobile — crawling all over the place, pulling yourself up to stand, and furniture walking — I’m starting to wonder if you’re actually a battery dressed in a little boy costume ....more

Little Explorer

Let him be (baby) gated. Tweet ...more

A boy and his horse

He holds the left handle with an undergrip and the right with an overgrip and then just goes ham. He hasn’t quite mastered a dismount yet though. He lets both handles go at once and slides off the back ....more

Snack: Dates stuffed with walnuts

The slightly bitter walnut paired with a super sweet date makes for a very yummy and easy-to-prepare snack that packs quite a healthy punch. My mom used to serve dates stuffed with walnuts at iftaar parties during Ramadan when I was a kid and back then I didn’t know all the secret health benefits she was passing out on our post-fasting plates. These snacks might be bite-sized, but they’re packed full of nutrients and antioxidants that are good for your brain, heart, bones, intestines and so much more ....more