Sarah Wheeler
The inexpert endeavors of a supposed parenting expert.
Created 03 Mar 2020
  • My Favorite ADHD Things
    18 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 6 6
    It’s ADHD Awareness Month, and like a good ADHDer, I’m just getting to it now! Why is ADHD Awareness as important as other things that get a whole month dedicated to them, like Medical Librarians and ...
  • Good Art Friends
    13 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 4 7
    It’s ADHD Awareness Month! I have a few posts in the works—something practical and something in my feelings, so be on the lookout! Much has been said about Robert Kolker’s Bad Art Friend article, the ...
  • Seeking Reader Input!
    25 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 0 10
    I am not an expert. And as much as I like to say this word as often as I get the chance, I am, sadly, not a ‘sexpert,’ either. My stance is that parenting is so complex, children and parents have such...
  • Mama Versus The Monsters
    23 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 5 4
    I do not want to alarm you, friends, but there are monsters in my house. They seem to cluster mostly in my five-year-old’s bedroom, they don’t respond to intervention, and it’s unclear what they want,...
  • Bravo, Pangolin.
    14 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 6 6
    There is this email that has been sitting in my drafts folder since July 7th. To be fair, there are a lot of emails in my draft folder—I write things and forget to send them, or remember later but for...
  • Punch Butt
    02 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 0 9
    I had a birthday this weekend. I bought myself a bright green sweatshirt with tigers on it. Despite my therapist’s warnings that it was a bad idea, I got a tattoo. My husband gifted me the new Aaliyah...
  • Screen Time Schmeen Time
    26 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 5 14
    Like most Americans born after 1945, television played a major role in my formative years. When I was little, it was scarce; an occasional episode of Sesame Street or Mr. Rogers, a Saturday morning ca...
  • School Lunch
    19 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 4 12
    Lucy Shaeffer’s marvelous book, School Lunch: Unpacking Our Shared Stories, was released this month, and even if you only have a permanent pile of your three-year-old’s crap in the middle of your livi...
  • Why Does It Hurt So Bad???
    11 Aug 2021 • 8 min read • 2 2
    Friends! I had the great pleasure of publishing a piece in The Romper earlier this week about Emily Oster and the optimization of parenting. Check it out here! Also, we have a lot of new readers this ...
  • Boatrides, Thongs, and New Books
    30 Jul 2021 • 7 min read • 4 4
    I am still, somehow, “vacationing” in Massachusetts. This week, my son and I took “90 West” (in Boston we do not say the word “the” before our freeways, and on second-thought I think we don’t call the...
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