Watching my Son Struggle

My 8 1/2 year old son has ADHD. He is smart, funny, imaginative, sensitive, loving, well mannered and wild. He can in the range of a day take you through every emotion known to man. He didn't speak until he was almost 2 1/2 but has made up for it since. He didn't have to speak. He has a big brother who spoke and did for him....more

Bad Baby Mama, Good Baby Mama

I’ve had my ridiculous “baby mama drama” moments. I’m not proud. They were more frequent in the first several months of the separation but I think I’ve been a much more controlled and cooperative person the past five months or so. I have a lot of single co-workers and one of my best friends is a single dad....more

Co-Parenting After a Divorce: Gleaning Advice from Bloggers

What do Sandra Bullock and Jesse James, John and Elizabeth Edwards, and Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren have in common beyond the fact that the men are all cheaters (oops! Did I say that aloud?) They are all engaging in some form of co-parenting, making it work as parents even if they couldn't make it work as a couple. ...more
Parents and new significant others should all have an open line of communication. Everyone ...more

Emotions Turned to Tears.

"The guys who fear becoming fathers don't understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child raising is not the child but the parent." ~Frank PittmanTwo months passes by and I hear nothing from Brian. I was glad because I want him to go away....more

Need an answered prayer?

JMJ Do you have a prayer request? A special need?  Well, I spent all night placing a live webcam to Lourdes, France on my website, including a little mailbox to their prayer request email.  All kinds of weird computer problems kept cropping up, and I kept offering them up as a prayer, which did help to keep me from being annoyed.  Then... This morning I got an email from a friend who told me that today is OUR LADY OF LOURDES FEAST DAY!  Wow.  I had no idea!  That is just so cool... ...more

Taking on the Biological Clock

Last Fall Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Loud Show did a piece on “As We Are: Childfree.” Tiffany Lee Brown, a writer and artist, was a guest on the show, and told an interesting story about her experience of the biological clock.  She decided not have children in her 20’s, mostly because she felt that living an artist’s lifestyle would be incompatible with parenthood....more

How to Stick to a Schedule, when you're a BUSY Mom!!!

 Lately, I've gotten several emails about putting your babies on a schedule like Brayden is. I thought it might be best if I answered you in a post in case anyone else was interested. I'm by no means an expert - this is just what worked for us and for Brayden. All babies are different and what works for B is just what works for B.I'm a stay at home mom....more

Making Family Across Infidelity: Would You Take the High Ground Like Elizabeth Edwards?

So they say that Elizabeth Edwards is all set to establish a relationship with Frances, the daughter born to her husband John's former mistress, Rielle Hunter.  Gossip about why Elizabeth is doing this, (to keep Rielle from taking the Edwards' to court and dragging dirty laundry into the public--it's already public, isn't it?  Here we are, after all) aside, BlogHer asks: Would you do what Elizabeth is doing?  Would you give Rielle the child support (to the tune of $18,000/month) and get to know the baby? ...more

Since the book, Game Change, will not be available for ereaders until the end of February, I ...more