the way to a kid's heart

 
 

is through awkward conversations

 

a hub for the practical parents of insatiably curious children


 

for parents of younger kids

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"MOmmy, what's that?"

Don't look now, but tricky questions are on the horizon!

Join this free mini-workshop for 5 kid-sized strategies so you're prepared for when the questions come.
(Because you know they're coming!)

for parents of older kids

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Your not-so-baby-anymore is growing up!

... Maybe a little too fast? 

You know you need to have The Talk, but how to even begin? Here's a free mini-workshop on starting that conversation - and getting your kid to actually listen!

 

 
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THE BLOG

Single motherhood, dealing with bullies, my not-so-good attempt at explaining holidays. 
et cetera.

 
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LESSONS FROM MY 5-YEAR-OLD

A weekly(ishhhhh) newsletter, sprinkled with nuggets of preschooler wisdom.

 
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KID SAY THE DARNDEST THING? 

Caught by surprise? Here's a cheat sheet of 5 little tricks so you don't skip a beat.

 
 
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"HOW DO I TALK TO MY KID ABOUT ______?"

Virtual workshops are coming soon. 
Vote for a topic inside!

 
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JOIN THE COMMUNITY!

It takes a village to raise a child; it takes a bunch of us to keep each other sane.

 
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HAVE A QUESTION?

Ask them on this page and I'll answer them here (or a blog entry)!

 

"I Love You." 
"I Love Chicken Nuggets!"
& Other Tales of Motherhood

The #ChickenNuggetProject (as it is fondly called) is a collection of essays and stories that take a candid look at parenthood - and being raised by the kid you're raising. 

 
 

"one of the sweetest and smartest storytellers and book launchers on the Internet that I've seen in a long, long... okay forever... time."
-Regina Anaejionu, byRegina.com

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On the Blog


Hi, I'm Mikli!

I'm parenting while still growing up myself, and finding I'm learning a lot more from my son than I'm teaching him.

I wrote a book that my mom says uses the word "boob" way too much, and I spend my days answering questions from kids like, "What's drugs?"

I'm here to help you have awkward conversations with your kids -- except not awkward. Say hi!