Dear Santa, I Know You're a Fraud!

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. ...more
BlogHer So excited to see this on Blogher!! My little girl is growing up. :(more

Baby-Led Weaning Made Easy (Seriously!)

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. ...more
That's true, it is a bit scary at first but as long as babies are supervised, everything should ...more

5 Things to Say to Your Child Every Day ('I Love You' Isn't One of Them!)

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! ...more
Thanks for this. Sometimes I am at a loss for words so this will help!more

I Have No Guilt Parenting Your Child in Public

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
This post spoke to me. I wore a Milwaukee brace from the age of 10 to 14. I was a poor kid, ...more

Do You Really Need to Know Why They're Crying? (Spoiler: Nope.)

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? Wrong. ...more
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5 Ways 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Got Me Thinking About Cross-Cultural Thanksgivings

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
Laura Kosloff Thanks for chiming in! I'm glad it makes sense.more

What Kinds of Therapies Actually Help Autistic Kids?

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? ...more
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I Just Need 21 Days For This to Stick (Beyoncé Told Me So)

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. ...more
My Pen and Paper to the rescue. Thinking it in my head has not helped much.more

Sometimes Being Thankful Is Hard

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. ...more
terorrese Thank you so much. Yes, it's so hard to remember who and what we have. :) Thank you ...more

5 Reasons LinkedIn is a Great App for Moms

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. ...more
AngelBalichowski I'm thankful this post gave you some ideas about adding online courses to your ...more