Let’s Bless The Sanctimonious Moms
Nov20

Let’s Bless The Sanctimonious Moms

Quick story. When I was in social work, I worked with dual diagnosis moms and their kids. Often this meant, helping plan the kids’ birthday parties. There were set-aside funds for this so I would collaborate with the mom for party planning. One time, one mom begged me, “Please Jamie, can you get real Coke for the party?”  It was a 3 year old’s party.  My clients were often grossly undereducated about nutrition....

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Parenting Lesson #2394: Shut Up More.
Dec01

Parenting Lesson #2394: Shut Up More.

I’m on Day 6 of the worst case of laryngitis known to man. No voice. A teeny-tiny whisper is all. I’m of the mind-set that things “happen to us” for reasons. And laryngitis is usually a big-fat-case of the universe wanting me to shut up. Which as you can imagine, doesn’t come easily to me. But some amazing things have happened in my parenting in these past 6 days, leading me to believe that the universe...

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Limit Testing
Aug08

Limit Testing

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about acting out and what that means with your child. Today, I want to talk about limit testing, which is different than acting out although it can often come with similar behavior as acting out. Limit testing is sort of one of those hot button parenting subjects.  I think because limit testing may require another hot topic; discipline.  Both these words don’t have nearly the power that social and...

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ARGH. I Could Scream.
Jul15

ARGH. I Could Scream.

  THIS. This article in the Washington Post. They call us helicopter moms. Yet they’ll arrest us if we leave our kids for 5 minutes. They tell us we over schedule. But if the kids are unsupervised we could again…get arrested. They put memes on Facebook about the utopian freedom of a 70’s summer. But they’ll drag our kids into family court if we let them play in the street till sundown. “When I was a...

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And Then THIS Happened. (or, why I save for therapy and not college)
Mar25

And Then THIS Happened. (or, why I save for therapy and not college)

I’ve gone through my fair share of therapy (I probably went through your share as well).  It’s always been pretty clear to me that no matter what we do, we’re gonna mess up our kids. Or at least mess up. A lot. When I got pregnant, I jokingly told myself that I’d start a therapy fund for Pascal, instead of a college fund. Said it as a joke but then it became real. And to be honest,  it’s really saved my...

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Balancing Life; Boobs, Zits, Business, Homeschooling, and Co-Parenting.
Dec31

Balancing Life; Boobs, Zits, Business, Homeschooling, and Co-Parenting.

Holy shit. I haven’t written a blog post since October 12th. Yeaaaahhhh. Here’s the thing. Once you start a blog, then you have to…well…blog. It becomes like a pressure. And if you don’t blog in long while, then the heat is REALLY on. Cause you better bust out with something AMAZING and FABULOUS. Cause I just know you are all on the edge of your seats waiting on my next blog post. LOL Here’s the...

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