Ways I Am Making It Work: How to Handle Modern Parenting

While I was pregnant with my first child, I absorbed tons of stories from people around me regarding their experience of being a parent. Each and every of these stories revolved around the same thing - although being a mother is a blessing, there’s a huge difference between loving your children and handling all the arduous work that modern parenting is. I remember listening to them and thinking that it surely isn’t that bad. Being a mother is the crucial role of every woman, it’s the natural cycle of life, so how hard can it be? As it turns out, more than I could ever imagine....more

The Kids Are All Right

Modern parenting is in crises. We are raising a generation of selfish, lazy, arrogant, self entitled losers. British nannies seem to be subject matter experts. ...more
I agree, I played outside all day when I was a child and was not hovered over by my mom or dad.  ...more

It's Just a Cupcake: Only Store-Bought Treats in Schools?

Here are my daughter Marti Pearl's cupcakes. Twenty-four strawberry-on-strawberry with rainbow sprinkles, a job my very precious nearly-three-year-old took quite seriously, sprinkling three or four at a time, which left her adorable little hands color-speckled and sticky. She loves to bake, so much so that she asks to make cookies or cupcakes every. single. night. And she's great at it! For a child her age, she has an amazing understanding of what it takes to make the food we eat, and I'm so proud of that. ...more
Aunt MO I was on a special diet as a kid so I got my own treat my mom made when kids got treats. ...more