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

Kindergarten Tantrum Results in Handcuffs

Have you seen the headlines? All those saying that this 6 year old girl in kindergarten threw a tantrum and got arrested? Well, I did. At first when I saw the news, I was appalled and thinking, “WTF? Who puts a 6 year old in handcuffs for a temper tantrum?” But then I read further … 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

What Are The Real Parenting Problems?

I got home tonight and found myself quickly getting sucked into the parenting debates. Co-sleeping versus crib sleeping. Crying it out versus not crying it out. Breastfeeding versus bottle feeding. Working moms versus stay at home moms. Feminist parenting versus non-feminist parenting. The list goes on and on. We argue about so many different things. … 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

Martha Stewart is Gonna Barf All Over My Week

Can I be honest about something? I’m just going to pretend that I heard an audible yes. I am really not looking forward to this week. As we all know, it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday. This means that the Internet and all media is going to explode with all things Mom. For the entire week, … 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

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

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