How I'm overcoming my abusive childhood to become a loving, patient parent

Ah, the bedtime ritual. Oh how I love the constant interruptions of a good movie, dinner or maybe even a make-out session because my little one has decided to defy sleep. Something happens to her sleepy body when I leave her bedroom. My absence acts as an amphetamine for her. I put her down, I leave the room, she gets out of bed. Sometimes she fakes exhaustion to get her little game going, and I fall for her deception every time.

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Why we're not planning on cutting our son's hair anytime soon

My son is newly two-years-old, and has long, blonde, curly hair. Aside from the fact that it's usually a bit wild, it pretty much looks like the kind you'd find on toddler beauty queens — and we have no intentions of cutting it any time soon. Sure, we're nearly constantly bombarded with mis-assumptions about his sex due to his hair, and family members are always quick to ask us when we're going to finally cut it.