How to Have a "Yes Day"

 I planted ideas leading up to the day, "So, if on 'YES Day,' you ask for ice cream for breakfast, what would I have to say?"Yes!"If on 'YES Day,' you want to swim all day at the pool, what would I say?"Yes!...more

Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God.

I sat here early this morning drinking my coffee and watching the news and this came on.  I nearly threw up.  Being the mother of a special needs child, I have had nightmares almost all of her life about her ending up in a place that would abuse her.  Is it likely?  Not if I have any say in it, but it happens so often to others.  There are other methods to control dangerous behaviors and I can’t even for a second imagine a situation where a child would have to be restrained face down for 7 hours and shocked 31 times....more

A well meaning relative can do more harm than good

Auntie Polly is my husband's older sister.   Her own kids are grown ups now, and she is semi-retired. ...more

Can you afford to have kids - financially, physically and emotionally?

According to, the average cost of raising a child to age 18 in Canada is a whopping $243,660. In the U.S., it costs an estimated $241,080 for a middle-income couple to raise a child.  That’s over $1,000 per month. And that's before you send them off to university.I don’t know how the experts come up with that figure, I guess they assume your parents and in-laws are taking care of the kids while you work....more

Crochet sun hat for kids

Be A Crafter xD Crochet sun hat for your little ones - free patterns round up!...more

I Finally Stopped Apologizing to My Kids for Divorcing Their Dad

My happiness vs. what I thought would be my kids happiness...   That is the place I was in, while considering leaving my husband. A decision I did not take lightly, an agonizing, heart breaking, painful decision. How could I take my children away from their Dad, how could I break up all they knew as a family. It simply came down to what I truly wanted for my children. Their happiness....more
BallofWax thank you so much for saying so!more

5 Reasons I want people to stop comparing my kids to other family members

The 5 reasons I want people to stop comparing my kids to other family members 06/21/2014...more

Mornings aren't magical

Mornings aren't Magicaldarla6Mar 04, 2014 ...more