Like every mom, I have aspirational delusions of being Super Mom. Maker of the perfect breakfast, overseer of the perfect children, cleaner of the perfect house. You get it. You’ve probably been there, too. Read more
Most parents can trade war stories about their kid’s bedtime. Christine Althoff sits in her daughter Claire’s doorway every night until she falls asleep. She’s been doing this for more than five years.
Before her twin sisters were born, Claire, now 7, was rocked to sleep. In an effort to get Claire to fall asleep on her own, Althoff began sitting at her bedside. Time passed and she tried to work her way out of her daughter’s bedroom, but the doorway is as far as she got.
“I don’t like it,” Althoff, a Little Rock, Ark. attorney, says. “But I know that I created it.” Read more