Robin O'Bryant

44 weeks 6 days ago
  I am not an animal person. I do not think this a secret to anyone who knows me or anyone who has been reading my column for any length of time. There was the Goldfish Massacre of 2010, where in only 48 hours, the lives of countless fish were lost by my unskilled hand. (And a two-year-old who felt strongly that they should eat six to...
46 weeks 1 day ago
  I am not sure if you have heard about this new thing that Santa has been up to for the last few years. Apparently, he needed a little help keeping tabs on who was naughty and nice and started sending elves to kids’ houses to monitor their behaviors 24/7. We may think the elves look like small stuffed dolls but we would be wrong,...
47 weeks 1 day ago
  I had so many great ideas for the column this week. I was going to write about the epic Thanksgiving we had on The Farm at my in-law’s in Alabama. I was going to tell y’all about how Sadie was my bed buddy every night and how I stared at her for an hour after she fell asleep, amazed that she is mine.  I was going to...
48 weeks 1 day ago
  It is hard to pack a family of five for the Thanksgiving holidays, especially if we live in the South where traveling even further south less than two hundred miles can mean a fluctuation in temperatures akin to perimenopausal hot flashes. Not that I know— yet. I am just saying.  I was wearing fall clothes when I left my...
49 weeks 1 day ago
  This past weekend my sister, her husband and two kids drove from Daphne, Ala., to Greenwood, Miss., to spend the weekend with my family. We had plans on celebrating Thanksgiving together a little early since we live so far apart and do not normally get to see each other on holidays. That was until my sister, Blair (Aunt B to my kids),...
50 weeks 1 day ago
  Every time I get a little cocky about how easy parenting is these days, the universe takes the opportunity to slap me around a little and show me that I will never get the hang of this thing. I don’t know how I forget every single summer what the fall and winter months feel like with small kids, but somehow I do. The summer months...
51 weeks 1 day ago
  My family of five lives in a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house, which means that as long as we have had 3 kids, two of them have been sharing a room.  When my youngest daughter, Sadie, was born, I let Emma, the middle child, choose where she wanted to sleep at night for the first few months. She was almost three years old, so getting to...
1 year 23 hours ago
  Halloween is not my favorite holiday. I know this is probably shocking information. Readers are probably asking themselves, “But why wouldn’t you love to chase three small children fueled by high fructose corn syrup all over town in the pitch black praying that they don’t get hit by a car or lost in the dark?”...
1 year 1 week ago
  While I was cooking dinner one night last week, my seven-year-old, Emma, and Sadie, her four-year-old sister were playing with Playdoh at the kitchen counter when they decided to grab an iPad and film a “cooking show.” Hilarity and hijinks ensued.  Emma is a little foodie; she has been helping me in the kitchen for as...
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