New to BlogHer - CloseKids.com

Juse learning about BlogHer from Ree at the #PioneerWoman.Recent article in the paper about raising children to have a great relationship as adults....more

Need serious potty training help and advice!

Our oldest son, Paul, just turned 3 this passed December. He keeps taking 2 steps foward one step back when it comes to potty training and I'm ready to pull my hair out! I know he's ready- he started showing EVERY sign under the sun *months* ago.  He is rightthere! But here we are, still buying diapers. So let me tell you the exact problem(s) and maybe you guys have some ideas and advice. ...more

Thanks :) I'll try easing up a bit- that makes sense

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life as a psychic mommy

Last week I made a statement. I set an intention, and that intention was met immediately by my husband and his friend who is a chiropractor. I declared for myself in my last blog that I desired to have a chiropractor help me heal my neck – within a day my husband had arranged a trade with a friend of his who is a chiropractor....more

Laundry Ninja

I am a laundry Ninja.  Not just because I do a lot of it and am good at it (which I do and I am), not just because I have my own nemesis, the laundry troll (which I do), but because I have to do my laundry on the sly....more

The Wonder of Childhood Memories and Car Rides

Click here for my blog post.I reminice about childhood memories, including car rides, and wonder how memory works and what my kids are storing away...sweet post for the thoughtful reader...more

3.5 Sucks

 And here’s why:...more

My little angel was nicknamed "The Devil Child" by the neighborhood adults. ;-)

~Denise ...more

"I Fell Into a Burning Ring of Fire..."

  ...I went down, down, downAnd the flames went higher....more

This Mommy Brain is gonna kill someone

OK, so just now it came to my attention ,as I actually have 5 minutes to think, that I have not shaved my legs for 3 days because I dropped my Gillette and it shattered into a thousand little pieces.By the way,just a little secret, a Hispanic girl cannot be running around town with no razor because you know what that means...there's a damn hairy woman on the loose!...more

I think I might be one of those "special" mommys too. Yikes! Hang in ...more

Nap Tease

My oldest daughter gave up her naps entirely a few months ago during the third trimester of my third pregnancy.  I was none too happy about it.  She was not even three and a half, and I felt she still needed a nap, and I definitely still needed one.  Sleep is a big issue with me.  I do not do sleep deprived well, as is evidenced here and here in my blog....more

Things You Never Thought Would Happen When You Become a Mom

Becoming a Mom was quite a shock. OK I had 9 months to prepare myself. But even 10 years would not have prepared me for motherhood! Moms tend to keep quiet about certain aspects of motherhood, or maybe they just forget. These are just a few of the issues I really should tell my Mom she should have warned me about!...more