I’ve fallen victim to keeping up with the Joneses. This spring, I had the pleasure of becoming Facebook friends with a whole slew of awesome new moms. Until now, I had been pretty okay with the fact that, as a working mom, my weekends are often spent sitting around in yoga pants relaxing or trying […]
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I have a stress-free potty training method that worked beautifully with my children. It’s pretty revolutionary, so buckle your seatbelts. Here it is: Wait until your child is completely ready and potty training is a mutual decision. There are many people out there who swear by quick potty training solutions: five days, three days, no […]
Have a bad day? A glass of wine can fix that. Celebrating something? Beers with friends are in order. It’s Tuesday? A margarita goes with that taco. We are a drinking culture. But as a non-drinker, I often feel left out. Whenever I meet new people, I have to “come out” as a nondrinker. It […]
Miss America recently found a way to get everyone talking about them. If you missed it, the director announced in an interview that they will be removing the swimsuit portion altogether from their pageant, among other changes, and now it will be more of a “competition” rather than a pageant. As you may imagine, the […]
To my daughters, From day one as your mom, I promised myself that I would be your first and fiercest supporter. And since that day, I have also known that one of my most important jobs will be to encourage you to celebrate your biracial identities. You are half-African American and half-white. My hope for each […]
I’ve been a preemie mom for over 6 years now. As with any aspect of motherhood, it’s something that lasts your whole life. Things don’t just go back to “normal” once your baby comes home from the hospital. You live a new normal that includes a lot of “extras” that I didn’t experience with my […]
Free workshop. Hosted by The Parenting Network. Advanced RSVP required.
This seminar provides an introduction to the five key principles of positive parenting.
This event is for adults only.
Our lawn is covered in dandelions. Mostly because we are too cheap to spring for the lawn treatments that many of our neighbors use, but also because there is a part of me that sort of enjoys it every spring when suddenly these bright bursts of yellow pop up to wave good-bye to the winter […]
When my youngest son was diagnosed with Autism, our world became all about him. My husband and I threw ourselves into all the research we could read to get all the help my son needed. But, in our quest to be the best Autism parents we could be, we forgot about thing: Our other kid. […]
The first major disaster/tragedy that I remember in my adult life was 9/11. I was in a high rise in Chicago when it happened and was evacuated. Everyone was moving in one direction in the city — AWAY. It was surreal. Then came Hurricane Katrina and then the tornadoes in Alabama. All of these things […]