Parenting Traumatized Children: Sometimes We Can Make It Worse

First and foremost, let me get something out of the way - PARENTING TRAUMATIZED CHILDREN IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT THINGS ANY HUMAN CAN BE REQUIRED TO DO - EVER. It is hard. It is hard. It is hard, and every single day you will discover that it is quite HARD!...more

It's just not possible to practice how you'll FEEL, and you could never put it into words and ...more


"The most potent muse of all is our inner child." - Stephen Nachmanovitch   ...more

Food and other Fatty addictions.

Dearest Fatty, It seems strange to have corresponded with you a few times now but to have still avoided the major issue. ...more

I will agree that a lot of people are uncomfortable with admitting to certain things (LOL at ...more

Clearing the Air

A young girl places a freshly picked dandelion on the new grave of her beloved dog that has passed away.  After turning to blow a kiss into the wind, she trots away and begins to play. Kids do it all the time and quite well.  Allow themselves to feel and then move on even though they might not be able to understand or fix what has happened in life. They engage in what is happening. In being. ...more

Ways to Go Green

Need a way to stay-at-home, yet make money???? I can show you how!

Please Help Tell the Story of Our Sex Lives

Many of us remember the day we first ran across Our Bodies, Ourselves, as something of a revelation; perhaps you even picked up the more recent edition of the same book focused on menopause. But have you wished your voice was in there too?...more

Parents Just Don't Understand

The other day I got an email from the school district calling for an urgent meeting:11/07/09 Subject: VHS Dance Discussion All Welcome to Attend...more

Ahem****not to be trite***** but have they actually seen salsa??  Holy cow.....salsa ...more

Almost Tattling...


Is It Time For You???


Shirking responsiblity

I'm not one to shirk responsibility. If I say I'll do something, it's done. Even in the throws of mothering a newborn, an infant and a two-year-old, I fulfilled obligations. A couple were a tad late, but they were fulfilled none-the-less. But lately, I've been wanting to throw all of my outside obligations aside and start over. It's not that I don't enjoy them, it's that other things are more important and it is now crystal clear to me what I am called (yes, I used that word) to do....more