Little Kid

Crucial Conversations: Death

The fish was dead.  In the fish bowl.  For three weeks.  We let our daughter feed it because we didn’t know what to say. Basically,...

Buy The Extra Glue Stick

Yesterday, I pushed my red cart through the newly stocked aisle of school supplies for our preliminary perusal.  We usually look at least once...

What Parental Mindset Helps a Child with ADHD?

Many children and teenagers are diagnosed with ADHD. Parents are familiar with the list of symptoms and often get professionals to help their child...

The Berenstain Bears and the Middle Finger

This morning as I was running around to get my 7-year-old son and myself ready to get out the door in order to not...

Feeling Guilty Because You Want a Life Beyond Parenthood? Tips How to Relieve Mother Guilt

Each mother has a different motherhood. There are no prescriptions or judgments, yet we feel there are. Expectant Mothers When some mothers find out they’re pregnant...

Midsummer Doldrums

I walked into Walgreen's yesterday to buy another tube of Jergen's Natural Glow moisturizer to add another layer of fake tan to my fair,...

Gender Roles Have Opened, But Only For Girls

The other day, I watched two little girls, decked out in Princess t-shirts and tutus, pantomiming to each other through a window. I motioned...

Hydrate in the Heat!

In the hot summer months children and adults do not drink enough water.  Heck, none of us drink enough water year-round!  But not getting...

When Parents Feel They Don’t Get Respect From Their Children and Teens

Parents frequently complain that they don’t feel respected by their children beginning at about age 2 and climbing high into the teens. Complaints range...

Seven Super Summer Activities

Keeping kids engaged and not bored during the summer can be difficult.  Camps are expensive but daily entertainment can be exhausting for Mom.  Coming...