Troublemaker

There can be few things so embarrassing or troubling in a parent's life as being called into the Principal's office. If you thought it was bad as a kid, it's nothing like being the so-called adult in the relationship and still not getting it right....more

"Mommy Street Cred" By Sarah Maizes

"As the mother of a child with Autism..."I don't have anything else to add to that, but I got your attention didn't I? Don't feel like a sucker. You're not the only one.It has come to my attention that whenever I say "As the mother of a child with autism..." people instantly pay attention. They presume I'm wise and sagely, and they'll take virtually anything I say as gospel. It's quite fabulous really....more

Asperger's to be precise and I am married with two kids and since my husband is more ...more

My Five Monkeys...

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed... One fell off and bumped his head Mama called the doctor and the doctor said, "No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"Oh if it were only that easy.... I need this "doctor" person who has so much authority to come hang out at our house for a few days. In my house usually it's "Stop jumping! You know you aren't supposed to be jumping.... Did you hear me? I said no more! Ouch I bet it hurt when you fell, didn't it?...more

Operation Terrible Twos

Out of my intrepid fear of cliches, I may have been unclear with Tuesday's post. Even though we survived the Spawnocalypse--two and a half years of transition from daydreaming newlyweds to sometimes-haggard parents of back-to-back babies--this journey and blog are far from over....more

To spank or not to spank? Study says early spankings make for aggressive toddlers

A new study of 2,500 white, Mexican American and black children from low-income families suggests that early spankings make for aggressive toddlers. According to the study, which is published in the journal Child Development, "Children who are spanked as 1-year-olds are more likely to behave aggressively and perform worse on cognitive tests as toddlers than children who are spared the punishment, new research shows." ...more

I have a huge problem with the quoted study "2500 low income 1 yr olds". First, why does a 1 yr ...more

What Boys Do

Why is there a belly button in my soap? This happens to almost every bar of soap in my house. ...more

Active Supervision, the Unsung Hero

Ask 100 parents if they supervise their kids, and I bet every last one will say they do.Unfortunately, as someone who works in public health, my lie detector would start beeping immediately. I know better. ...more

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Active Supervision, the Unsung Hero

Ask 100 parents if they supervise their kids, and I bet every last one will say they do.However, as someone who works in public health and child safety, my lie detector would start beeping immediately. I know better. ...more

Miley & The Gang - Sexy Too Soon

Miley Cyrus and the stripper pole at Teen Choice awards - did you see it?  I saw it in the clips shown on TV and checked it out on You Tube, and while it wasn't a full pole dance, it was meant to simulate one.  Honestly it wasn’t a shock.  When the skirts on pre-teen and teen stars on TV rose up to crotch level, there wasn’t anyplace else to go except to take that next step into pretend-stripper territory.  No offense to strippers.  No offense to mini-skirt wearing ladies.  I was one of the latter and have nothing against the former. ...more