Perfectly Imperfect…

Every time I make a mistake, every time I screw up BIG with my kids, there is a process of emotions that I go through. Justification – she had it coming!  I’ve put up with so much for so long, I’m allowed to get angry! Doubt – well, maybe I shouldn’t have cursed… or gotten […]


Every parent dreads that phone call, that email, that conference…. the one where it starts out with another adult saying Mr. or Mrs. in front of your last name, followed by, “we need to talk about little (insert child’s name here)” and that sinking, heavy oatmeal feeling in your gut.

6-year-old suicide prevention

I would like to preface this post with a disclaimer – my six year old did NOT attempt suicide. Suicide is a very serious situation and I do NOT take the concept lightly.  I grew up with a suicidal mother, who’s grandmother had ended her own life.  It’s in the family, and I don’t joke […]

First Grade Sex Talk… And Fire Safety.

Yup… you read the title correctly. Now, before you judge me or anyone else for that matter, hear the whole story.  Or read it…or whatever… If you have kids of ANY age, you will or you have had the “sex” talk or some version of it.  If you’re thinking that you won’t have to have […]

The White Noise Of “No” … Just Let It Go!

As soon as these little leaches realize that they are autonomous beings, they want to see what they can do… Like Elsa when she’s finally free to use her powers as she pleases, she sings, “It’s time to see what I can do, to test the limits and break through, no right no wrong, no rules for meeeeeeee, I’M FREEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!”

Busy Mom Finds Time…

Blogging with my thumbs right now on a break from packing to discuss the concept of TRANSITIONS! We are packing up to move (yet again) and everything is going smoothly! (Celebratory mom dance here). Davi (my spunky 6-year-old) has always had a tough time with transitions. Changing from sleeping to waking, from playing to peeing, […]

Pimum Non Nocere

Stumbling around in parenthood can be a little frightening at times. Like when the lights first go out and you’re in an unfamiliar room. Or even worse, you are in a familiar room, but someone’s moved all the furniture and strewn toys everywhere. Your mind races back to your own childhood and your brow furrows […]