To Whoop or Not to Whoop

Do you whoop your kids?...more


Being a parent is a challenging gig....more

Are You Baby-ing Your Baby?

Are We Raising a Generation of Helpless Kids?by Mickey Goodman ...more

In Defense of Childless “Mothers”

A recent blog entry caused a bit of a stir among readers. In the entry, I confess that a friendship ended because my friend’s children were impossible for me to be around. Some of the comments in response to the entry were quite critical of me. Some expressed solidarity with the “I can’t stand your kids” sentiment. But most of the responses, either way, expressed the unfortunate and often wrong perception that if a woman does not have a child, she just doesn’t understand what it takes to parent one—or what it’s like to parent one....more

I love you, but I can’t STAND to be around your kids

I used to be good friends with Charlene and her husband, Ben. I mean GOOD friends. We partied in college, where we met. We kept in touch. Charlene and Ben even moved up to Sacramento, where I was living at the time, mostly on a whim, and the four of us—Charlene, Ben, me, and whoever I was dating at the time—played. We camped, hiked, talked over coffee, over beer, at the beach, over BBQ. We spent Thanksgivings together. We were close....more

Absolutely. Raising a much younger autistic cousin because his parents couldn't cope and gave ...more

Pre-School Dirty Harry

My approach to bad behavior: ...more

Where Am I?

When I was very young, I remember reading an article where the author described having a disabled child in an interesting way. Basically, she said, that having a baby is like planning a trip to a really great place, like Paris. You buy tickets, learn French, pack your bags and tell everyone you are going. You get on the plane to Paris, but then, when the plane lands, you are in Holland.  You are disappointed and unhappy. You know French, not Dutch. You are packed for Paris. You want to be in Paris! ...more

That analogy sounds so familiaar. Have you read the book "Expecting Adam" by Martha ...more

Age Gap Relationships – To Procreate or Not, That is the Question

The first question people ask when they find out my husband is 15 years younger than I am, is, without fail, “Are you going to have children?”  What I want to say is, “If I was going to have children, I would have had them before now.”  ...more
I'm in a relationship with a guy 25 years younger than me  We've been together for 7 years.  ...more