Author: Stephanie Rice

Are we raising spoiled brats? Only time, and George Bailey, will tell

According to a quiz on, my husband and I aren't raising spoiled brats.  But I stopped believing online quiz results after I was informed that if I was a classic '70s […]

Why there’s no Elf on our Shelf

This morning I mentioned to my husband that I feel as though we are the only parents who celebrate Christmas without Elf on the Shelf. "What's elf on the shelf?" he […]

If I can host Thanksgiving, so can you

Last year, for the first time, I hosted Thanksgiving. I'll do it again this year. And next year, as I've been told by my mother, who rightfully declared herself retired […]

That effing Stampy

Confession time: Sometimes my husband and I let our daughters play with the iPad unsupervised. Our oldest just turned 9, and our youngest turns 6 next month. Usually they play Minecraft, […]

“Enhanced” school photos? No thanks

Tuesday is Picture Day at my daughters' school, which means outfits will be selected with care, hair will be brushed (more than once) and if it's raining we'll drive instead […]

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