PHOTOS: Why We Walked the Walk and Marched for Justice

The way I see it, we have two options in wake of the national news: to talk to our children about police brutality or not. And if we tell them, which I hope we all do, we can go one step further and put our words into action. ...more
Thank you so much for sharing your experiences. I call St. Louis home, and the events ...more

10 Lessons in Happiness (For Your Kids)

I had an epiphany the other day. It was a terrifying moment of clarity that made my palms sweat and my heart race. Suddenly one of my long-term goals as a parent didn't seem so, well, long-term. One day, my kids are going to be adults. Crap. I have to raise real, functional adults? People who pay bills? People who interact with other human beings (and don’t suck at it)? People who are happy? How do you teach that? I admit. I panicked. And then I went to the internet. ...more
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When Your Kids Don't Need More Stuff This Holiday Season

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I can't get motivated for Christmas shopping this year. My kids have so much stuff already. I know I can make a donation in their names instead, but I'm not sure my teens will appreciate it. What should I do? Signed,Drowning in Too Much Stuff _____________________________________ Dear Too Much Stuff, ...more
Well said! This year our family has forgone the gifts and instead we met in Florida.. It's what ...more

Christmas Magic from the 'Me' Generation

Many people will say that the current generation of young people are in the "Me Generation". That kids are only about themselves or that they feel entitled to luxuries as staples in their lives. That they're ungrateful or uncaring. But, today, I want to tell you about a group of kids who make many adults I know look like chumps....more

The tween scene.

The term "tween"...you've heard it, yes?  A word used describe a kid between 10 and their teens.  In between a kid and a teenager.  Tween.  It sounds almost cute.  I see it all over Pinterest.  "Tween hairstyles",   "Tween fashions",   "Tween bedroom makeovers".    What you don't see is "How to get the demons out of your tween", or "How to ground a tween so hard they'll never see daylight again"....more

Why I Didn't Join a Sorority

 Today on my blog, I'm sharing my reasons for not ending up in a sorority. I seem like the exact type of person to end up in a sorority, but there's a lot of reasons why I didn't join one. ...more

When They Come Home

It was a long three month stay away, his first semester in college. Now he's home. Tonight, nothing could wipe away my smile as I heard three separate bedroom doors close after each of my sons called out, “'night, mom, I love you.” All three of my children are in one place at one time....more

Mother Served Alcohol To 13 Year Olds – Part 2

She Bacame Addicted To Meth If you didn’t read Part 1, we moved and then things got worse. (Part 1 here) We moved for her father’s job and to get her out of that town, away from Heroin. For the first few weeks she stayed home and was looking into going to college! Then she got lonely and bored. So she went out one night. She met the worst possible people she could! People around this town are on Meth. I mean, a lot of them! It turned out to be one of the worst places for that drug! We couldn’t believe it. It was devastating!...more

Christmas Equals Childlike

Christmas Equals Childlike I think you should be a child for as long as you can. I have been successful for 74 years being able to do that.  ~Bob Newhart...more

Prepare to Parent Teen Boys & Their Electronic Access to Porn

New electronics for your teen boys this Christmas? With growing scientific evidence showing heavy internet porn causes changes in brain development and poorer adult sexual function, parents MUST protect their young men. Keep computers out of bedrooms and park smart phones at night in central areas....more

Observing my Family, aka Children in the Mist

I have a very active imagination. Sometimes I think of the weirdest things; just the tiniest fragments of thought that gain momentum until they have a life of their own, like a spark in a fireplace. These thoughts are often strange, sometimes disturbing, and usually apropos of nothing.For example, I wondered what it would be like if scientists embedded themselves with my family in our natural habitat. You know, like apes in the wild. That’s normal, right?Okay, well. Whatever. I digress....more

PHOTOS: Why We Walked the Walk and Marched for Justice

The way I see it, we have two options in wake of the national news: to talk to our children about police brutality or not. And if we tell them, which I hope we all do, we can go one step further and put our words into action. ...more
Thank you so much for sharing your experiences. I call St. Louis home, and the events ...more

The Best Way to Parent a College Teen

The time when you send your child to college is the most difficult time of parenting. They say it’s most difficult when the kids enter teenage. However, in their late teens when they make it to college, there are a lot of things you must deal with. Besides helping them find a course they would like and pay the college fees or get a scholarship, you also have the task of helping them settle in college. It would be difficult for you to deal with the pain of being away from them. The days when you can’t see your kid at home are not definitely sweet....more