Do Not Poke The Bear


People have a lot to say about redheads.Well, not a lot. Quite a little, actually. It’s the same handful of tasteless remarks swallowed and regurgitated, revolving by on a monotonous conveyer belt, over and over. And over. And over.“Did Bozo escape from the circus?”“Eat too many carrots?”...more

Trying Thursday...Temper Tantrums

"No, I won't go!""I want that toy ~ I'm not leaving until I get it!"Have you heard these statements before?What happens when you refuse to give in?Enter now ~ crying, whining, screaming, laying on the floor, kicking....sigh.....the "joys" of a temper tantrum.My children both went through this stage. It was not easy, embarrassment seemed a daily occurrence at times. I wish I could say I was always strong and won all the battles, but I can't....more

What is Intermittent Explosive Disorder?

Intermittent Explosive Disorder is an anger disorder that takes away your control over aggressive impulses....more

My Guatemalan Firecracker

I write a lot about my oldest daughter, Elle, but I don’t spend much time on my youngest daughter, Bunny.  Bunny is a few days away from turning five years old and this makes me think about how the last five years have flown by.  ...more

I don't know where he gets it

That screaming you heard this morning? Yeah, that was Graham at the doctor’s for his two-year-old check up. Yup, it’s official. My boy’s got Daddy’s sleepy eyes and Oma’s adorable juggy ears. And Mama’s Irish temper. Check out the rest at: ...more