Parenting

These May Be the Best of Times

My sons are coming of age in a time when they perceive their country to be burning down. And that may not be a bad thing. I have this aphorism: Nothing really changes. We just know more. A year or so ago we were happy in our content. Children murmured the 31 words of the…

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Nanny-Gate at the Baldwins

In case you missed it, there’s been more drama for yogi Hilaria Baldwin. After hubby Alec thanked five nannies for their service, it set off a firestorm of media coverage for the young mother. Actually, it wasn’t really a firestorm. Hilaria wrote on Instagram that the haters were picking on her. She also said she doesn’t…

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A Mother Reflects on How Our Young People, are Amazing.

  “Only when you become a mother, does your judgment turn to compassion and understanding.” Erma Bombeck. I was a much better mother before I was actually, a mother. I knew just what to do about those crying babies in airplanes. Furthermore, I was raised to believe that children should not eat with adults. They…

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When Children Suffer, The Parents do Too.

I am waiting for my teenage son to emerge from surgery. This much I know for sure: Parenting is nothing like what I thought it would be. I thought it was going to be all sweetness and light! I was an older mother years ago when we started our family. When we had our boys,…

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Not Ready To Forgive

I am sick of hearing about how we need compassion. Maybe it’s time to get pissed off? Today Colorado, my new home, burns to the ground. The first attack came in waves of red and orange as fire struck the mountains left vulnerable by the pine beetle. Then this week the mass murderer, whose name…

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Attachment Parenting: Does It Work For Teens?

Attention parents: After seeing the young mother nursing her three-year-old on the cover of Time Magazine, I am now endorsing Attachment Parenting. Why? Because that mother was ridiculously hot from all that nursing, and her child has probably been admitted to Harvard early acceptance. In fact, I’m going to start a new national movement called,…

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A Mother’s Day Dream

Forget flowers. This is what I want for mothers everywhere this year. A good night’s sleep. If you have babies then Benadryl might help. If you have teenagers, let the air out of the tires of their car. To be remembered. In my house, Mother’s Day often happens after breakfast, laundry, soccer, that thing we…

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Mothers Beware: Either Way You Are Screwed.

Mothers Beware: Work or Not, Either Way You Are Screwed. It just doesn’t matter if mothers work outside the home or not. Either way, we are screwed. Yes it’s true, as a Democratic campaign strategist said, that Ann Romney probably did not do too much work outside of raising five boys which she started having…

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