I did it. I finally got up the nerve to tell my daughter the truth about Santa Claus.
A few weeks ago, we were at the mall and we ran into a North Pole display where the kids can write letters to Santa. She began writing a note to him explaining that she didn’t think he was real. I knew it was time to spill the beans.
Hey, new mamas out there! Before becoming a mom did you ever realize how much you didn’t know was involved with being a mom?! I feel like I have never done more research in my life. BUT at the time time, nothing could be more natural than being a mom to my son.
Okay, there are no rules on things to say to your child every day. But there are a few things you, as a parent, should try to strive to say to your child every day to help keep the lines of communication open, boost his confidence, and foster a close parent-child relationship.
And, no, "I love you" isn’t one of them. In my opinion, that should be a given!
It wasn't until I watched her — I never saw her face, but the way her shoulders slouched forward told me she was dejected, and the way her body moved told me she was crying — that I decided I had to step in; I had to say something — for her, for others, and for me. ...more
New parents have it rough sometimes. Babies cry -- a lot. I've often found myself thinking it'd be so much easier if my little one could just tell me why she's upset. Then I could fix the problem and everything would be wonderful, right?
Recently, I watched the new CW show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which features Rebecca, a Jewish American woman visiting her ex-boyfriend Josh’s extended Filipino American family for Thanksgiving. While it’s completely over-the-top (the hip-hop video segment!), it was hilarious....more
At two-and-a-half, my autistic son spoke more often than several other kids in his regional center-funded speech and language class. Two years later, several of those kids talked non-stop, whereas my son continued to speak only occasionally, and mostly kept his own counsel.
We parents of those kids constantly compared notes, as parents of autistic kids often do, about the differences in our kids' speaking abilities. Which different therapies and interventions were our kids receiving? How did they make a difference, and why?
It was our great philosopher in a bowler hat, Boy George, who said it best when he sang: Time won't give me time. It's one of those hard truths working mothers (hell, all mothers!) know too well.
And for us WAHMs ... listen. The juggle is real.
Don’t we all know those days? The ones that are filled to the brim with hardness or sadness or sickness or all of these? The ones where we know in our hearts that we should be thankful, but our minds say, “no, no, NO”? The ones that make us want to hide in the floors of our closets and never come out?
Oh, those days.
Many mothers who spend time raising children also spend time making valuable contributions to their communities. Chances are, you know a mom who has produced a school play, organized a fundraising event, or volunteered for a youth activity. Add them up and these efforts demonstrate translatable skills for a resume.