Category Archives: parenting

Why Mother’s Day shouldn’t count.

Mother’s Day is a special day for many people, and a day that a lot of mothers look forward to and love.  But I happen not to be one of them.  I hate Mother’s Day.  It’s one of the worst … Continue reading

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The secret world of childhood….

One would think that after having been a child myself, raising three children, being a teacher for a kazillion years, being with my grandchildren frequently, the secret world of childhood would not be such a mystery. The total delight we … Continue reading

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From sterilizing to licking off the subway floor

My favorite blogger, next to me of course, is Blunderdad (singlefamilyasylum).  Who, by the way, better give me major props for promoting him here.  Anywho, I read a recent post from him about parenting his kids….well you should read if for … Continue reading

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What’s it say when Poison Control recognizes your voice?

When my middle daughter was 3, she went through a phase of ingesting anything that had a slight resemblance to food.  She wouldn’t eat leaves or anything like that, but here’s an example: Once upon a time, I left my … Continue reading

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Or you’ll have to sleep in the garage…..

For real my ex-husband threatened my then 4 year old daughter with that punishment.  We all know that kids can drive us to distraction and occasionally we have an interaction where the child says “So, I don’t care” for each … Continue reading

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Yes or No?

I had, and still have, absolutely no problem saying no to my children.  None whatsoever. But there are variations, as we all know. 1. Not now. 2. Maybe later. 3. We’ll see (a personal favorite) 4. Maybe someday (and, no … Continue reading

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