Swimming Lessons: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

So, the family went for a swim lesson. ...more

This Lady Sucks: Fanning The Flames of the Mommy Wars

Today I read a blog that just downright pissed me off.  It was a post called UNPOPULAR OPINION:  Being a Stay-At-Home Mom Is Not a Job, and the only credit I can give this woman is that she realizes hers is an unpopular opinion.  Otherwise, it enraged me so much that I feel I need to write my own rebuttal....more
I've been both working mom and currently SAHM, so I understand both sides.  I do feel blessed ...more

Please Don't Call Me "THAT kid"

I recently read an article written by a teacher titled “Dear Parent: About THAT Kid.” (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-murray/dear-parent-about-that-kid_b_6154898.html) I loved it; it did a wonderful job of highlighting the fact that there is usually an underlying reason why “THAT kid” might possibly be displaying some of the behaviors he does. I finished it, nodding in agreement as I silently thanked her for sticking up for “THAT kid”. ...more

Mom, On The Edge: One Year Later

“Why don’t you find a support group for moms of kids with special needs?” asked a good FRIEND today.“I don’t really think I fall under that category,” I immediately said, somewhat exasperated.I could see she was debating going further, but she didn’t have to.  I immediately flashed on his new therapy schedule: S.E.I.T ten hours per week, occupational therapy twice weekly, in-home family behavior training once a week.  There is no denying it; he does have some special needs....more

33 Reasons My Daughter Will Have A Tantrum

I recall a conversation I had with another mother while still pregnant with Man.  I already knew that I was having a boy, and she already had both a boy and a girl.  We began discussing which was the more difficult sex, “Girls, girls are much harder, S just sort of goes with the flow, but I can cream cheese A’s bagel wrong and it’s as if I have committed a crime.”  I silently thanked God for giving me a boy....more

Why Did I Have Kids?

I read an article recently discussing Cameron Diaz’s choice not to have children. http://www.today.com/entertainment/cameron-diazs-naked-truth-no-kids-makes-things-easier-1D79872076...more
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What Dads Really Need to Hear This Father's Day

My Dearest Husband, Sometimes I forget. I forget that you, too, have had a hard day at work. When I toss the kids at you the second you walk through the door, I take for granted the fact that I have not even given you a moment’s break before beginning your other job as daddy. ...more
BlogHer nice! Great messages from dads are vital ... We totally agreemore

The (Many) Lies of Parenthood

We’ve missed the turn for the Tiger enclosure. ...more
I related to your article through and through.  Between smiles and nodding my head, basically ...more

How Your Husband Can Become Superdad

“Would you rather we be fat?” I got this question from a friend and father of two when talking about leaving the kids home with their mom to go to the gym.Um, seriously, when given the choice of a few extra pounds and a flabby tummy or having an extra set of hands around the house for an hour and half a few more times a week, the answer to that question is a very emphatic, “HELLS YES!”...more

Growing Up Divorced

My earliest childhood memories are not of vacations, splashing in waves as the sun cascades over my family.  I can’t see any images of where we spent each holiday or participated in activities we all enjoyed on a Saturday afternoon.  Even when I look back at pictures of fishing trips and boating excursions, evidence that these family events did take place, the smile is missing on my dad’s face, his thick mustache covering a stiff upper lip.  I look closer and recognize the vacant expressions mirrored on all of our faces. ...more