Crossing the Finish Line

Here we are heading out the door at 5:00 a.m. yesterday. I’ve been in denial this entire week about how sick I have been. I’ve had the worst chest cold I’ve ever head and my sinuses…Ugh. I’ll spare you the details, but it has included blood. And lots of it. I have actually had green … Read more

Toddler Gets Kicked off Jet Blue for Tantrum

Has anyone seen the News about the toddler who got kicked off an airplane for having a tantrum? Apparently, the family had a two year old girl who wouldn’t sit in her seat while getting ready for takeoff. She had what all of us parents know as a classic meltdown. However, by the time her … Read more

Kids Rising With the Sun

It’s that time of year again. Time to move the clocks forward. If you’re at all like me, you didn’t spend any amount of energy thinking about moving the clocks forward or backward before you had kids. You just hoped you showed up on time wherever you were supposed to be. Once you have kids, … Read more

Recovering from Febrile Seizures

Gus had a fever today. Big deal, right? Kids have fevers all the time. Yep, that’s true, but with Gus it is a bit different. He has a history of febrile seizures. Granted, it’s been over a year since he had his last one and most doctors would say he’s grown out of it. Still. … Read more

The Day My Water Broke

Today one of my dearest mommy friends gave birth to her baby boy. It’s been a great day and I’m so happy for her. It has brought up so many memories of the day that I gave birth to Gus. One of the blogs I read today asked readers to recall their best memory about … Read more

It’s Okay Not To Have More Children

Once you have your first child, everyone just assumes you will continue to have more children. Throughout your first year, you will be asked over and over again, “Is this your first?” Shortly after your child surpasses his or her first birthday, people will begin to ask you “So, when are you going to give … Read more

It’s Okay For Kids To Cry

For some reason, we have become terrified of our children having negative and unpleasant emotions. It is rooted in our beliefs of harming their psyches. We have identified the rigid structure and strong disciplinary methods of our own childhoods as being the root of all evil. We have gotten so used to blaming our parents … Read more

Do You Read Celebrity Parenting Books?

Not too long ago I came out as a writer. It’s been a big year for me in really embracing myself as a writer. I wrote a book (two books, actually), landed an agent, and started blogging. One of my books is called Diary of a Mad White Mama. Think Mommy Psychologist but with a … Read more

Scattered Thoughts

This is going to be the most random post I’ve ever written. My brain is fried this morning. I was up most of the night with a sick kiddo. He’s fine now, but the morning after a sick night always feels a bit like a hangover. Minus the throwing up and dry heaves. I feel … Read more