One Psychologist's Perspective on Gay Parents

While I have strong opinions, I have never felt qualified to write a blog post about same-sex parents. It was not until I saw this particular video of a very successful college student in Iowa, who just happened to be raised by a lesbian couple, that I finally felt qualified. I felt within my realm....more
And I second Vikki's thank you. Those of us raising kids in two mom or two dad families ...more

How Parenthood Tanks Your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again. New Year's resolution time. Only this year, I’m not going to buy into the whole make-a-pledge-to-improve-my-life-one-resolution-at-a-time thing. Because this year, I know better. I’m a veteran parent. I’ve been broken in (or maybe just broken) by a now five year old and two-and-a-half-year-old twins. Resolutions are not for people like me. Resolutions are for perky and fit twenty-somethings without kids. Those are the people who make and keep resolutions. Sadly, those are the people who don’t really need to be making them in the first place....more
@victorias_view I like that and think I will adopt that motto!more

Beginnings. An Original Title.

So, starting a blog. It's a combination of feelings. Like the first page of a fresh new workbook combined with standing up in a room full of people you don't know and farting to get their attention. Oh, and being a bit pretentious. There's that as well. ...more

Sleep and Parenting

I curled up on the futon around 8:00 last night and fell asleep. For six hours. This means I didn't post for NaBloPoMo on time or get a couple of writing pieces done I'm under deadline to complete.  My boyfriend was very jealous I slept for so long while he completed usual tasks for work. I was jealous he got work done....more

It's Adoption Month:Time to Rethink It As Last Option

Recently in the Wall Street Journal there were some stats on what people think about us reaching the 7 billion person mark. In its sentiment tracker section, it had a "computational analysis of the conversation on social networks" about hitting 7 billion....more

The baby sleep stuff that worked for us

I may write more about this sometime, but I've just been thinking lately about how fortunate we are to have a baby who sleeps so incredibly well.Noah typically sleeps from about 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. every night. Every once in a while he'll wake in the middle of the night, but it's pretty rare. He's fantastic sleeper, and he has been probably since he was about 8 weeks old....more


It's another rough day, so here's something I wrote back in the beginning of spring. Hope you enjoy: CONVERSATION:  ...more

The Question Every Working Mother Hates To Hear

I work outside the home. I also have 2 daughters -- 7 and 6 years old. The other day as I was dropping my girls off at school, one of the moms said something to me, to the effect of how she could never leave her kids in order to work. I've been dealing with these types of comments for years, and it never gets any less annoying. Why do stay-at-home moms feel like they have the right to say these ridiculous things?And what's an appropriate response?...more
Wow Im sorry I thought feminism was about choice.more

The New Season of Parenthood & That Pesky Adoption Storyline

I was so excited to sit down and watch the new season premiere of Parenthood last night. Then DishNetwork decided to have HD and local channel coverage fails left and right, so I had to wait until this morning to watch it on Hulu....more
Agreed. Maybe the writers can write in a story of a first mother post adoption. You know, how ...more

Does Mother Still Know Best?

It almost a week later and I am still reading last Sunday’s thick stack of newspapers, sifting through the seemingly endless ways in which the 10th anniversary of September 11 was commemorated, quantified, qualified and honored in print. The New York Times in particular took special pains to compile a comprehensive analysis of all the ways in which the world has changed since, and because of, the attacks on America....more