College Goodbyes: Letting Go

Cathy Cantu - The Frazzled Mom5minutesforthefrazzledmom.blogspot.com  My oldest child is starting college next week, and my husband and I will drive him thirteen hours to school to help him get settled in his dorm.  Saying goodbye will be one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. ...more
@Justin with an a Thank you very much.  I'm so sorry about your emotional time.  We just have to ... more

Can someone delete my post for me? Is there a way to delete blog posts?

Can someone delete my post for me? Is there a way to delete blog posts? ...more
I have the same problem!  Sorry!  Could you please delete all the duplicates?? more

What Do You Do When Your Teen Won't Get a Job?

I blame myself.No actually I blame people who are parenting kids born in the early to mid 90's.We messed up. We did it wrong. We shouldn't have listened to the "experts." I think we should have parented more like our parents did than how we were told was a "better way." I am of course speaking about the way we have parented our children who were born between 1992 and 1996....more
Wow!  I've never seen an article on this.  It's long overdue.  I have an 18 yo son who's a ... more

Christopher Hitchens: A Believer's Tribute to an Atheist

Prolific author and renowned atheist Christopher Hitchens died at 62 yesterday after a struggle with esophageal cancer, prompting tributes from coworkers, appreciations from bloggers, and thought-provoking takes on his life from people who did not agree with his views. ...more
I wonder if he became a believer on his death bed.  If he ever doubted his atheism, he probably ... more

Channing Tatum Named People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive 2012: I Disagree

So, the illustrious People magazine named Channing Tatum the Sexiest Man Alive of 2012. I know, right? Channing Tatum?...more
Oh, I thought you might have lost your senses there until you mentioned Bradley Cooper. He's ... more

How I Became a Better Mom

This spring, I met one of those mothers. You know the kind. The kind that make you feel wholly inadequate as a mother. It all went down at our public library, where my oldest daughter Ada was enjoying a weekly story time. This mother also had a four-year-old daughter in story time, about Ada’s age, as well as a second daughter, a little older than second, Mya....more
Love it!  One of my blog posts was featured on Blogher a couple of weeks ago with sort of the ... more

Oh, Those Mood Swings: She's Not Bipolar, She's 16

It's a daily thing now. Not knowing what I am going to get when the T-Rex in the thong and Grateful Dead t-shirt wakes up in the morning. Or should I say afternoon. No one prepares you for teenagers. Or, shall I say FEMALE teenagers....more
Love it!  I have 16- and 14-yr old girls.  Can definitely relate.  I am insecure too, and it ... more

I Prefer Real Moms to the Ones Who Write Parenting Advice Books

I’m not nearly the mother I dreamed I would be. I’m too frazzled to be a room mom. I detest cooking. And since I have anger management issues, I yell at the umpires in middle school softball. But I’ve recently discovered a mecca for brilliant parenting advice. It’s a place where you’ll find tips from more obsessive supermoms crammed into one space than in the dressing room on Toddlers & Tiaras -- the self-help shelves at Barnes and Noble. This magic aisle boasts hundreds of titles written by successful “real” moms instructing us slacker moms on the secrets of how to do everything from organize and delegate to go green and get rid of stubborn belly fat....more
 @aka Monty Yes, my 3 kids will need therapy for a very very long time.  They are certain I am ... more

I Prefer Real Moms to the Ones Who Write Parenting Advice Books

I’m not nearly the mother I dreamed I would be. I’m too frazzled to be a room mom. I detest cooking. And since I have anger management issues, I yell at the umpires in middle school softball. But I’ve recently discovered a mecca for brilliant parenting advice. It’s a place where you’ll find tips from more obsessive supermoms crammed into one space than in the dressing room on Toddlers & Tiaras -- the self-help shelves at Barnes and Noble. This magic aisle boasts hundreds of titles written by successful “real” moms instructing us slacker moms on the secrets of how to do everything from organize and delegate to go green and get rid of stubborn belly fat....more
 @myblissfulbrood Oh my Gosh!  Do I even want to ask why on earth you did that?  I surely hope ... more

I Prefer Real Moms to the Ones Who Write Parenting Advice Books

I’m not nearly the mother I dreamed I would be. I’m too frazzled to be a room mom. I detest cooking. And since I have anger management issues, I yell at the umpires in middle school softball. But I’ve recently discovered a mecca for brilliant parenting advice. It’s a place where you’ll find tips from more obsessive supermoms crammed into one space than in the dressing room on Toddlers & Tiaras -- the self-help shelves at Barnes and Noble. This magic aisle boasts hundreds of titles written by successful “real” moms instructing us slacker moms on the secrets of how to do everything from organize and delegate to go green and get rid of stubborn belly fat....more
 @Cindy La Ferle Cindy, thanks for commenting! Visited your blog and saw you're going to be a ... more