Wide Eyed Elementary School Parents

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The door slamming. Oh The door slamming. And I KNOW MOM seems to be the response to everything. ...more

Raising a Rock Star

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The Joys of Raising Middle School Boys

Oh, the joys of motherhood. Watching your children grow, relishing every milestone and taking pride in their accomplishments. Knowing that you are doing your best to raise them to be independent, kind-hearted, strong adults and occasionally having the thought of "Damn, I am NAILING this parenting thing" makes you swell with pride. Then they do something that makes you certain that people are going to think this child isbeing raised by mental patients.  ...more

Mothers of Daughters: Are you ready to rid the world of mean girls??

Our daughters; we know what they’re going through and we just want to make it all better, but we usually fall short. We don't have the words, and if you are like me, it's all you can do to NOT call the other mother and give her a piece of your mind.  But that's not going to work; it will fuel the fire and give the mean girl the power she needs to keep being mean. If we truly want to rid the world of mean girls, then the mothers of daughters must lead the way....more

Being bullied can leave a child with #PTSD. It's important to address asap.

MY 11-YEAR OLD SON REFUSES TO SOCIALIZE WITH ANY OF THE OTHER CHILDREN IN HIS SCHOOL. I AM VERY CONCERNED!photocreditDR. RUTHERFORD: I share her concern about this 11-year old boy....more

Sorry, Kids. Dress codes are a part of life.

Imagine you walked into your doctor's office and he had on gym shorts and a tank top. You may all the sudden feel well after all and cancel your appointment.  On your way to work, you stop by the bank and the teller has 15 earrings in various holes in her head, a sheer blouse with a red polka-dot bra underneath and a leather mini-skirt. You might wonder if your cashed check was coming back to you in a stack of ones. When you get to work, the receptionist is wearing a bandana around his bicep and a t-shirt with questionable language printed in big letters....more

It's Hard to Be the New Mom at School

It's September. The flip flops have been unceremoniously discarded in the corner, the bathing suits and beach towels safely stowed until next year, and the air is crackling with the excitement of this new school year. For us, it’s been extra special, as the kids are in their first year of public school after being cyber schooled for the last five years....more
Yes! Trying to make new "mom friends" at school makes me feel like I'm a kid back at school ...more

Lost Faith in the Future? Spend a Day in High School

Five minutes of watching the news and you will wonder how the world, how mankind, and all of humanity is going to survive. We are told our young people are all into crime, gang violence, are depressed,  or addicted to prescription drugs or the internet.  They are spoiled, coddled, and have no work ethic....more

How Apple Turned Me Into The Blogging Equivalent of a Hooker

I will be the first to admit that I'm a geek when it comes to technology and love to have the latest and greatest. I never actually GET the latest and greatest, but it is nice to dream.My 12 year old son, Tre, is the same way. His love of technology comes from his sister, who is an #AppleGirl all the way. He has been after me for the past five months for an iPhone or an iPod Touch 5. Today, his older brother came home with an iPod Touch that one of his friends just gave to him.The theatrics that ensued were Oscar nomination worthy. ...more

5 Habits for Homework Success

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