The Gift of a Good Cry

"It's the most wonderful time of the yearrrrrr..."  Has anyone seen that commercial for The Bachelor?  Normally, I wouldn't have, but we were visiting Jason's grandparents after Christmas and I saw it on TV.  I immediately started laughing.  A snarky type of laughter.  Not about those poor, beautiful girls crying over a situation that they, themselves, went through a rigorous auditioning process to be placed in.  No, instead, I was snickering about how ...more

Stop. I Want To Get Off

It has been a week now since I started taking my new medication after my appointment with the mystery new doctor. In fact, it has been a rather boring week as weeks go. No dramas....more

Discipline and the 2 Year Old!

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I don't know why he's crying.

I've read all about how babies have different cries. One cry - maybe it sounds like "eeeeaaaahhhhh" - means the baby is hungry; another cry - "aaahheeeahhheeeahhh" - means the baby is tired....more

Coyote Ugly Crying

I’ve been crying a lot lately. Normally I would assume it is just PMS, but since I am winding down on the PMS front, I don’t think it is fair to blame my crying jag on PMS. I know it is pre-menopausal related, but it is really hard to call it PM….wait, it is PMS. It’s just that the “M” now stands for something else. Gosh, I feel so much better realizing I still have an acronym to blame for all my blubbering....ContinueLanita Moss A Mother's Hood ...more

ADHD? Autism? Tantrums? There's an app for that!

If you child has ADHD, autism or even just plain tantrums, you've now got help on your iPhone. Yep, if you need to transform into your own supernanny, there's an app for that.Billing itself as a tool to teach parents and caregivers when to intervene, "Behavior Breakthroughs(tm)" uses game-based technology to train parents and caregivers to deal with disruptive behavior. There's only Level 1 right now, but apparently more extensive programs are scheduled to be released later this year....more

I just read your blog, and I am excited to share a new organization that I just started, ...more

with separation from child: allow no cry, some cry, or let cry?

We had a rough one last night, Lilly whimpering, clinging to me all night. While I was lying there hugging and comforting her, I couldn't make up my mind if I'd rather it wasn't physical or emotional. Yesterday we had our second ECFE class of this semester with new kids in her class, several of whom will cry during separation. And that makes both me and my little Lilly sad. On top of it all, her best friend Anna took a spill head down the stairs from the little doll area. ...more

I Am an Onion....

I am a wife, a mom, a daughter, a sister and a friend. I am a lawyer, a writer and a thinker....more

Duchess Tissue Box


Sexy Tears?

I think about being sexy, and how it would be nice if I could perpetually exist in a sexy zone where I exude pheromones that make men fall to their knees.  I have probably spent thousands of dollars buying perfumes and hair products and make-up all in the hopes of being as sexy as I can be. ...more