Category Archive for 'Discussion of the day'

We can all use a few extra bucks here and there, right? So why not exchange a few money saving ideas to help each other out when it comes to pinching pennies? Here are a few of the tricks I use, a couple of which you may have heard me talk about in the past: […]

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As I’ve said before, parenting is a highly volatile issue. It’s so easy to be judgmental of other parents and the way they choose to raise their children. Everything from discipline to baby care to sleep habits is subject to criticism. Most of us think the way we do things is the best and when […]

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I sometimes have visions of my children, decades from now, in grueling therapy sessions, trying to come to terms with everything I did wrong as a mother. I worry about all the ways in which I might be scarring them for life: What needs am I not meeting? Do they all feel loved enough? Who […]

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¤¤¤ Warning — if you are of the male persuasion, you may want to click elsewhere, unless you don’t mind reading about uteruses and their miraculous functions. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. ¤¤¤ When I said in my first post of 2010 that I plan to be more honest and personal in my blogging […]

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I was browsing through Tweets today for a bit when I ran across a link someone had posted to what was presumably a blog post. It was entitled, “Do you apologize to your kids?” I didn’t follow the link because I wanted to write my own thoughts on the subject without any other input. My […]

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Boys playing mommy

This post goes along with my nursing tank top giveaway in a strange way, I suppose. My friend Jenny Fink over at Blogging ‘Bout Boys talks about an article she read by a mom of boys on why she’s raising her boys free of typical gender stereotypes. What mystified Jenny, and me as well, is […]

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My post from last February about homework in kindergarten has attracted such a large number of readers, I decided to revisit the subject. This year I have another kindergartner and the homework that started to trickle in at the beginning of the year has been gaining speed by the week. Last week, when I went […]

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We know we can’t do everything, so why do we try? More importantly, why do we constantly beat ourselves up for not being able to do it all? I know there are countless times a week when I mentally berate myself for not getting X, Y and Z done. Am I alone here or is […]

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Bumpaholics, part 2

I’m finally coming back to the horrifically offensive piece published by Women’s Health regarding “bumpaholics” that I posted about a few weeks ago. Along with the crimson vision-inspiring claims were a couple laughable ones. The author claims that part of the reason why women become bumpaholics is because they relish the attention they get while […]

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Let me begin by saying that in general, I have nothing but praise for teachers. Goodness knows they deserve much more money and respect than they actually get. Their job is raw-to-the-bone tough and often thankless and I, for one, have a heap of a lot of respect and admiration for them. Teaching is something […]

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