Daria Giron

Working mom striving to balance life between raising a family and excelling in my career.  Learning to build our next egg one dollar at a time and climbing the corporate ladder with a diaper bag and briefcase in tow.  :)

I write two personal blogs - http://MominManagement.com and http://SavingtobeRich.com - please join me there!

Are Fat Kids' Parents Guilty of Child Abuse?

I was a little shocked to learn that a Cleveland, Ohio 3rd grader was removed from his parents' custody because he is obese. Granted, I need to lose weight, and perhaps that influences my opinion -- but it wasn't intuitive to me that having a fat kid is child abuse. By the way, I am using the term fat intentionally. It is all well and good to soften a message with politically correct terms -- but there are some topics that I think deserve the impact that the harsher words bring to the table....more
@LucindaA I agree Lucinda. I definitely think this is a gray area. I also understand how ...more

Taking Obese Children From Their Parents

Recently, Harvard University child obesity expert Dr. David Ludwig advocated for the removal of severely obese children from their homes. An estimated two million children in the United States would qualify for this government intervention. Say what?...more
I absolutely don't think it's the solution - here's my post about it... ...more

Are Fat Kids' Parents Guilty of Child Abuse?

I was a little shocked to learn that a Cleveland, Ohio 3rd grader was removed from his parents' custody because he is obese. Granted, I need to lose weight, and perhaps that influences my opinion -- but it wasn't intuitive to me that having a fat kid is child abuse. By the way, I am using the term fat intentionally. It is all well and good to soften a message with politically correct terms -- but there are some topics that I think deserve the impact that the harsher words bring to the table....more
I love all of the comments! And thank you for taking the time to leave them. I agree that ...more

Facing Birth Mother Discussions Without Fear

My 8 year-old son, Reed is the smooth-sailing and resilient type, able to roll with life’s punches and not have a lot of “issues.”Yet we recently had some revelatory conversations about his birth mom that shows how deeply in his psyche he is processing his adoption. I expect that as my children grow they will, at stages, deepen their understanding of their adoptedness through wondering and questioning. And I will encourage this every chance I get....more
Such a fabulous post and the gems of wisdom in it are appropriate for both adoptive families and ...more

Facing Birth Mother Discussions Without Fear

My 8 year-old son, Reed is the smooth-sailing and resilient type, able to roll with life’s punches and not have a lot of “issues.”Yet we recently had some revelatory conversations about his birth mom that shows how deeply in his psyche he is processing his adoption. I expect that as my children grow they will, at stages, deepen their understanding of their adoptedness through wondering and questioning. And I will encourage this every chance I get....more
Such a fabulous post and the gems of wisdom in it are appropriate for both adoptive families and ...more

Are Anti-Depressants Good or Evil?

I’m sitting in the green room, about to appear on Daytime TV, and the television is blaring in the background. Now mind you, I don’t have television in my home so I’m a bit out of the loop. But since I’ve been sitting here, I’ve seen one anti-depressant ad after another (mixed in with ads for lawyers who want to help you sue your doctor if you had complications from your anti-depressant). WTF? ...more

I believe that anti depressants are a tool to help people live a better life. Does it really ...more

Stop Living Your Life in Draft Mode

Sometimes I have an idea for an article, but don't have time to write it out completely. Other days I have the idea, but the meat of the article hasn't come to me yet.  The words just aren't quite ready to unfold. When inspiration strikes, but it isn't convenient or isn't fully fledged, I write a quick blurb - usually 2 or 3 sentences - and save it as a draft in my blog. Every once in a while I pull the drafts up and take a look to see if any of the topics resonate with me.  Is today the day that thought will fully flourish and the words will fly onto the paper?...more

Yep, you are dead on. I have committed to reporting monthly on my blog about the changes I've ...more

Separation Anxiety

I sent my oldest daughter off to college six weeks ago.  As with most moms, this has been a very bittersweet time for me.  Joy, pride, and an unbelievable sense of overwhelming gratitude have battled with sadness, angst and fear....more

Mrs. B, you had me in tears! That is such a beautiful testimony to the joys, hopes, and fears ...more