In Defense of Yelling

When I admit that I'm a Mom that yells, I get a lot of dirty looks.  You know the look- you might even be doing it right now. I feel that it's important that my children see me in all my emotional states (although, I admit, I do tend to hide out during some of the more extreme ones) simply so they realize that having emotions are normal. ....Read more.......more

The Guilt of "No".

Last year, I volunteered as a Girl Scout Leader.  I had no children in the scouts at that point- indeed, my daughters only visit in the summer, so I didn't even have a school-aged girl in the house to participate....more