the three Ls

Urban parenting may have its own unique challenges and opportunities, but children are children. Their basic needs are the same in the city, the suburbs, or the country. My philosophy on parenting is simple: laughter, love, and logic.

Laughter because you cannot take yourself too seriously in life, but especially in parenting. You’re going to make mistakes, so just laugh about them, learn from them, and move on. Laughter is good for the heart and soul. And it's contagious to your kids, too!

Love because that’s what babies need. When Ruby was two days old and I asked the pediatrician what she needed, he said:
“Listen to The Beatles. ‘All You Need is Love.’ Seriously, all she needs right now is lots of kisses, cuddling, and for you to tell her how much you love her. And, of course, for me to check her out.”

Logic because we need to trust our instincts. We were made to make babies and we (most of us, anyway) know more than we give ourselves credit for. Do what feels right.