Mommy Wars: Whose Job is More Difficult?

In case you missed it last night, Hilary Rosen criticized Ann Romney by saying quite publicly that Romney “hadn’t worked a day in her life.” And then Twitter erupted. Rosen stepped on a landmine and not just in regard to the current political climate. I am not even going to begin to tackle the political … Read more

I’m Done Sleeping With My Husband

During our discussions about attachment parenting and breastfeeding, I’ve said many times that we don’t co-sleep. However, my reason for not co-sleeping has nothing to do with co-sleeping in and of itself, but is related to the fact that I fight like a WWF wrestler in my sleep. I’ve been this way since I was … Read more

Confessions of a Scary Mommy is Finally Available

Jill Smokler’s book Confessions of a Scary Mommy went on sale today. Smokler is the founder and creator of the hugely successful blog Scary Mommy, which was one of the first mommy blogs to rip the secrecy off of motherhood and start exposing our real struggles as mothers. Her blog is HUGE and has enough … Read more

Helicopter Parenting Just Isn’t My Style

I was raised in a teeny tiny town in Southern Minnesota. My parents lived on a dead end street. At the end of the street was a huge wide open field. Throughout my childhood whenever me or one of my sibling started getting too rowdy in the house my dad was famous for saying, “Go … Read more

Who is Elisabeth Badinter?

Have you heard of Elisabeth Badinter yet? If you haven’t, you should be prepared because you will. She’s everywhere stirring up controversy with her bestselling book. It was just released in the United States. Her book is called The Conflict: How Modern Motherhood Undermines the Status of Women. The title pretty much says it all. … Read more

Have You Heard Of Mommy Speed Dating?

I was driving home last night and feeling extremely grateful that I’ve finally found my village. Some parents can parent in isolation, but not me. I’ve got to have other moms around me. And without any family within a thousand miles, I need other women to help me raise Gus. During my drive, I breathed … Read more

Saying Sorry Again

I’ve already apologized here to the parents of clients that I’ve worked with. It only seems fair that I apologize to parents in the general population as well. All those parents whom I judged prior to having kids of my own. My life is forever marked with a distinct before and after sequence. Life before … Read more

PMS Turns Mommy Into a Monster

It’s no secret that I have pretty severe PMS. Anyone who is unfortunate enough to be near me in the week preceding my period can attest to it. I’m sure they would be more than happy to share their horror stories about some of the things I’ve said or done. It was bad before but … Read more

What Do You Think Of The Rutgers Verdict?

Posted on 05/21/2012 by Mommy Psychologist I know I’ve been talking a lot lately about online bullying and teenagers who commit suicide as a result of bullying. Maybe it’s because it recently hit so close to home. Or that a significant amount of bullying is focused on individuals within the GLBT community. Or that I … Read more