I could probably just leave it at that, but I feel a statement as obvious as that probably deserves a bit more explanation. Buckle up. When I say, “I don’t think we should hit our kids,” I mean ANY kind of hitting. Including spanking. We shouldn’t spank our kids. Take a minute. It’s ok. You … More So…I don’t think we should hit our kids.
I want to say that I am not blind to the fact that the last post I wrote before today’s was not totally in-keeping with today’s message. My belief that parents should parent their children, however, is not contradictory to my belief that we should work harder to support one another instead of attacking one … More I just wanted to take a moment.
I read this article today, and even though I’m terrified to write this blog, I think it needs to be written. And I can only hope and pray that it doesn’t end badly for us. So here’s my “confession.” Our summer daycare option was going to cost $200 per week, and we simply cannot afford … More Bring back the village
This post is vaguely in response to the kid who fell into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati zoo. Let’s just get that out of the way. And while we’re at it, let me be clear: I am not a gorilla expert. I’m not a parenting expert. I’m not perfect. My kids aren’t perfect. I know we all make mistakes. … More Let’s try…parenting!
I have had it up to HERE with self-deprecating posts from moms who feel SO GUILTY about the time they broke their facade of perfection and acted human with their kids. … More DEAR PARENTS: STOP APOLOGIZING FOR BEING IMPERFECT
I work to provide for you, I work to be a role model, and I work to make you proud. I am not sorry. … More TO MY CHILDREN, I’M NOT SORRY I WORK
In which I help everyone figure out who has it the hardest in the parenting game. … More PARENTAL IDENTIFIER: CORRECTLY IDENTIFY YOURSELF FOR ONLINE CONVERSATIONS
Mommy Wars. It’s almost impossible not to get caught up in them. Before you even conceive, you’re already on one side or the other on a multitude of issues you may not have even thought were that big a deal – but will define you as a parent. … More ON BEING EXCLUDED FROM THE CLUB
There are a few hot button issues that will always bring out an extreme polarity of opinion for most of us. … More MUSINGS