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Daydreams Of Gratitude, Veteran’s Day: 2013

November 10, 2013


Guest Post:  by, Dr. Andrea Chisolm   A few days ago, before a trip to visit relatives in Canada, our three year old announced, “ I go to (M) Ontreal now!” She proceeded to effortlessly put on her shoes and head for the door. We spent the next several minutes engaged in useless explanations; how [...]

Schools, Students & Guns

March 6, 2012


In Chardon, Ohio, T.J. Lane killed three classmates and injured two others on Febrary 27, 2012. I am always, and I’m sure I’m not alone, left wondering what provoked a child to take the steps to aquire a weapon and go berserk. A child doesn’t wake up one day,  and out of the blue decide [...]

What’s Your Tantrum Approach? Do Nothing or Intervene?

December 9, 2011


We are in toddler tantrum hell. It’s affecting all of us. My husband and I. My 8-year-old son. It’s a constant battle of will and want of an irrational two-year-old. The other day there were four tantrums back-to-back as a result of no nap. Picking up my son from school. NO! Riding her tricycle to [...]

Thanks To My Dad, I Never Spanked My Children

July 14, 2011


In a recent post on motherhood uncensored, some startling statistics on spanking from the 90s were cited. BTW, the author was not pro-spanking. She re-told an uncomfortable tale. Which made me wonder, are we obligated to step in when a parent is losing it on their child? I think so. I’d even go further and assert [...]

PMS Monster Momma

July 13, 2011


How to be yourself? Truly and really and whole? Three million people have googled that very question. One way is to tell our children why we are suddenly irritated, tired, snappy and sitting in a corner with a bag of Oreos weeping. About nothing and everything. I had no choice. I had never ever been [...]

Do I Post Pictures of My Kids on the Internet? Yes, I Do.

July 1, 2011


Saturday night. It was a beautiful night on the east coast. My son, Jake, 7, and I were sitting on the front porch playing chess while New York sparkled in rainbows just 12 miles away from my suburban New Jersey town. Jake had been clocking in a 103 fever since the night before, and finally, the [...]

4:28 a.m. Is Not a Good Time for a Teachable Moment a.k.a., Mom is Angry Again

June 13, 2011


Last night my son woke me up three times. 2:10. 3:30. 4:28. I knew it was 4:28 because when I told him it was 4:30 and he needed to get back to sleep, he insisted that I was lying. “It’s actually 4:28 and can’t you just finally get the time right, Mom?” Why am I [...]