Livestreaming Now - Three Year Olds

Have you seen this? Jason Good hit gold with this little diatribe of thoughts that must run through his two year old's head. ...more

diy: superhero motivation board

I have mentioned before that we've had a rough go lately with the four year old. I love him to pieces, but that boy knows how to test the limits. And push my buttons. I am pretty structured in our routine and try to be consistent - in schedules and sleep and discipline....more

I Love Aging!

Glad it resonated with you! It is hard to listen to that voice, but the more I repeat it, the ...more

. Pause for a love story.

In the middle of Suicide awareness week... approaching all the 9/11 memorial images flashing across the web... 1 week before my 38th birthday... I would like to pause... and tell a love story. Sunday night... 8 pm, I finally tuck away the tears I seem to shed on a daily basis... Stop focusing on the self loathing... and the injustices.... resentments... insecurities... fears... I finally agree to a night out... Just the two of us... There is a Super Nova! We will never see anything like this again......more

Wearing Pink Shoes While Black -- and Male

By Liz Rose-Cohen My son started preschool last Spring, and the more we learned the more we couldn’t believe our luck. One of his teachers is an African American woman. That wasn’t luck. That was planning. Like we moved 700 miles so we could live in a town with a significant African American population and then chose a Montessori preschool with a significant number of African American teachers. That kind of planning. But the fact that she has dark skin was luck. Because my kids have fairly dark skin. ...more
@Liz Rose-Cohen What an amazing update! Thanks so much for stopping by and giving us the news. ...more

Back to School Days with Special Medical Needs: Start the School Year on Track with a Parent-Teacher Meeting

Communicate Upfront with Teachers and Staff   It's that time of year again- back to school. And with it comes an air of excitement, anticipation and, for parents, some stress and worry....more

The Hygiene Hypothesis Disproved

Vindication for my dear friend, Jo. As you know by now, we've been sick since preschool started. We're on day 13 of "oh, so I guess we're all still sick." We're at the point where we're sure every night before we go to bed, that this is it. This was the last day of lingering sickness. ...more

Abandoning Her Family

What if you're not cut out to be a mom? Sure there are many of us who struggle with the challenges of being a mom, feeling like we aren't enough, like we can't do it, but we stick with it. But not every mom does. Some walk away. I recently wrote a very rough draft of a 200 word flash fiction story, titled The Abbreviated Woman, to try and capture a moment on the surface of a mom who leaves her family. ...more

The ABCS of motherhood

  In my house, we have a saying: “we have good days, and we have bad days.” And this particular day, was one of those days – a very bad, no good, terrible day....more

How to Make Friends When You're A Mom

My daughter is heading off to school this fall and I’m the nervous one. I'm a young single mom in a smallish town, and I want to know: how can I make friends with the other mommies and get them to see me as a FRIEND and not "that baby who had a baby herself"?...more
I have been the youngest mom in all my daughters school situations. I had her at 19 and she is ...more