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Talking with your teen

I don’t know why people make such a big deal out of how hard it is to communicate with teenagers. All you need are truth serum and some sort of non-marking restraint. I’ve had at least one teenager in my house since 2004. One year–the Year of Wine–I had three teens at once. My very… Read more »

Baseball Time Again

Where I live baseball season is about to get into full swing. Pre season started a few weeks back and opening day for both baseball and softball are within the next two weeks. Little League is funny here in California because the pre-season starts in January. So many practices are spent bundled up with blankets… Read more »

Letting Go

I’m trying really hard not to let my fear of the water affect how I raise our children. Swimming pools have always made me nervous. Water in general makes me nervous. We tend to travel places that have lakes, oceans, or swimming pools readily available. This is why I want our daughter, Emma, to learn… Read more »

Me Time for Mom

Of all the things a mom needs to get through the day, week or month, one of the most important is the one that most often falls to the bottom of the To-Do list. “Me Time.” There are so many reasons why having that “me time” is so important for us moms. And I am… Read more »

Kids TV: What Are You Watching?

Since becoming a parent I feel like I’ve done a pretty good job of walking the line between monitoring and restricting what my kids watch on TV without being overly restrictive. I’ve been reasonable as my kids have gotten older and are always willing to give shows that I have banned a second chance after… Read more »

Your Mother Let You Leave the House Like That?

As the mother of a little girl, I have to say the rate at which girls “grow up” these days keeps me up at night. The sexualization of girls seems to happen at a younger age and a further degree with every generation, and it completely frightens me. I was driving by the local high… Read more »

New Parenting Study to Help Confuse Parents More

Every time we turn around here is another study telling us how we are or are not parenting our children correctly. I am generally one of the first people to point out the absurdity of the constant stream of studies that bombard parents of today forcing them to parent under more pressure to “Do it Right”… Read more »

2013: Back In The Picture

Every year in January I am always inspired to change things. New Year’s Resolutions and happy positive life affirming life changes and all that “I’ve been a gluttonous lazy slob during the holidays and need to get out of it” kind of stuff. So my New Years’ Resolutions all look pretty typical, and I intend on following through… Read more »

Parents Fight Yoga Classes in School

I suppose I should admit right at the beginning of this article that I practice yoga. I’m not by any means an expert or highly advance yogi or anything. But I have practiced on and off since my early twenties. I swore by prenatal yoga when pregnant and practiced yoga breathing during the birth of both kids. As… Read more »

Santa: To Tell or Not to Tell

It’s hard to wrap my mind around the fact that my kids are nine and seven this year as we celebrate Christmas. Hard because it feels like just yesterday that we were taking them to see Santa for the first time, and now here I am devastated that the truth about the big guy could be shattered at… Read more »