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

Are We Over Diagnosing Our Children?

I guess you are beginning to arrive as a blogger when you start getting hate mail, right? At least that’s what I tell myself whenever I get a nasty email. Hey- I’m being noticed! Today I got an angry email blasting me for being a psychologist and describing how we damage children by diagnosing them. … Read more

Stop Lying To Me

Motherhood is filled with lies. Lies others tell you and lies you tell yourself. Sometimes you know you are lying. Sometimes you don’t. It’s the same when others are lying to you. Sometimes you know you are being lied to whereas other times you don’t. As time goes on, you begin to become adept at … Read more

Guess Who Is Sleeping Alone Again Tonight?

Well, ladies and gentlemen, I wanted to let you all know that last night’s experiment in sleeping in separate beds went great! I got an uninterrupted night of sleep and woke up this morning feeling rested. It was glorious. I’m about to get ready for night number 2. I have to admit that this isn’t … Read more

My Sweet Boy

This morning’s preschool drop off was pretty typical. Once he had pulled into the alleyway and were waiting our turn to move forward, Gus jumped out of his car seat and into the passenger seat. I think the fact that he gets to see in the passenger seat for drop off is one of his … Read more

How Do You Help A Depressed Teenager?

Yesterday I promised to come back and talk about helping teenagers cope with depression. Here I go. At one point in my training, I spent an entire year working on a child and adolescent inpatient psychiatric unit. It’s not real easy to get institutionalized these days. I say this to point out that in order … Read more

I’m so Green I Eat My Own Placenta

People always ask me why I spend so much time ragging on celebrity moms. I can’t help it. They just provide SO much ridiculous material. If you have a weak stomach, you may want avoid reading this post. So, if you haven’t heard the story, January Jones has admitted quite proudly that she eats her … 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