— These things make me know their future selves will be cat-centric, and I feel all warm and fuzzy.
— I've done the parenting thing pretty well, but I wish I'd had a feline Mary Poppins for these things.
— Or, "What to expect when you're expecting -- and have cats who'll help you with training."
— When you’re pregnant, people spout nonsense about why you must get rid of your cat. Don't do it.
— We learned feeding schedules and regular play, but a baby brought so many unexpected things.
— I lived with cats for a decade before I had my son, and I had no idea they'd be so similar.
— Some employers treat pet emergencies as less urgent than those involving kids, and that's wrong.
— In my opinion every child should have a cat, because cats are the world's greatest teachers.
— Some readers have told me that kids and cats shouldn't mix, and sometimes they're mean about it. I think that viewpoint is too much generalizing.
— I wasn't too worried when we brought home our first baby, but what happened next was nothing we could have predicted -- they are inseparable!
— I guess it makes sense that our behaviors are so similar -- we're all just mammals, after all!
— Cats work in mysterious ways -- they're fuzzy little family therapists, without the copay.
— Reading out loud helps children, and being with humans helps undersocialized cats.
— All three of my cats are spayed or neutered, but they still have a lot of advice on being a parent.
— Fundraising ideas to benefit animal-related organization don't have to be major undertakings.
— When the time comes, my teenagers will be responsible pet parents of their own.
— Bringing another family member into your home is a decision to be taken seriously; here are tips.
— Here are tips that incorporate creativity and forethought for a memorable and respectful event.
— We are furry and cute, but you must teach your children that we're different than stuffed animals.
— After the loss of a cat, help your child move through the grieving and healing process.
— Seeking a gift for a friend's girl, I entered a time machine back to my own daughter's childhood.
— She seems fine with having the new baby in the house, but she won't look at him. Ever.
— Once you get used to a new baby, it's not all that bad, except for the noise and the smell.
— Respect means everything, for humans as well as cats, so let's pave the way for feline friendships.
— It's fairly easy to learn how to help small cats in need, but how can you and your kids support their bigger cousins? Here are some ideas!
— Making your house a donation drop-off point and regularly honoring shelter volunteers are just a couple of ways your family can help.
— We always make holiday treats for our family and friends -- this year we decided to make a cat treat as well!
— You probably have some meaningful end-of-year traditions, but do you have any cat-themed ones?
— Here are small gifts that nonetheless evoke surprise, a smile, and sometimes a laugh.
— Fostering is only one way we and our kids can get that sugary sweet kitten experience without contributing to the overpopulation problem.