I Mix Up Your Name Because I Love You

2017-03-08T00:31:10+00:00

Finally, scientific studies show that moms—like me!—who can’t seem to spit out their own child’s name have a really good reason: we love our kids. My mom used to call me Vicki or Shawn, my

I Mix Up Your Name Because I Love You 2017-03-08T00:31:10+00:00

Tackling the Small Stuff

2017-02-23T00:52:30+00:00

Q: My wife and I are discussing smaller issues in our household in which we want to train our children. Examples of these issues are leaving lights on when leaving a room, shutting door during

Tackling the Small Stuff 2017-02-23T00:52:30+00:00

Sensory or Stubbornness?

2017-02-16T17:20:43+00:00

Q: My 11-year-old daughter needs to start wearing a bra but is refusing.  She has always had sensory issues with clothes, such as socks, tight-fitting clothes like jeans, shoes even—very particular about the clothes she

Sensory or Stubbornness? 2017-02-16T17:20:43+00:00

Parental Communication

2016-12-20T21:35:36+00:00

Q: Our issue has more to do with my spouse and me being on the same page and communicating. We have both read parenting books and my husband knows I’m a big proponent of more

Parental Communication 2016-12-20T21:35:36+00:00

Five-Year-Old Still Having Toilet Troubles

2016-09-21T00:08:39+00:00

Q: I have a question relating to toileting. My daughter is five, and she will start school next year. She has a habit of holding on to her pee too long (sometimes four hours) before

Five-Year-Old Still Having Toilet Troubles 2016-09-21T00:08:39+00:00

Recapturing Your Identity

2016-09-28T17:21:07+00:00

All too often, we moms lose ourselves in our children and the duties associated with raising kids. Here are a few simple ways to start your journey to recapturing your self-identity separate from your children.

Recapturing Your Identity 2016-09-28T17:21:07+00:00

A ‘Bad’ Mom’s Guide to School

2016-09-03T20:55:52+00:00

The summer movie “Bad Moms” hit a chord with many mothers who feel pressure to do all and be all to their kids and families. The opening scene where Amy Mitchell (played by Mila Kunis)

A ‘Bad’ Mom’s Guide to School 2016-09-03T20:55:52+00:00

Not Your Grandmother’s Cloth Diapers

2016-07-12T14:23:01+00:00

When I was expecting our first child, using cloth diapers never occurred to me, probably because memories of struggling to shove the diaper pin through the thick, white cloth of a squirming baby while babysitting

Not Your Grandmother’s Cloth Diapers 2016-07-12T14:23:01+00:00

Stepping Back

2016-01-08T23:07:45+00:00

By Gail Kittleson Looking back over our parenting years, it’s easy to moan, “If only I’d known then what I know now.” But one strategy I later learned would have revolutionized my skills. Unfortunately, 12-step

Stepping Back 2016-01-08T23:07:45+00:00

Who are you?

2018-07-17T16:02:25+00:00

Recently speaking on the topic of rediscovering your calling, I asked a group of about 20 moms, “Who are you?” Of course, the answer was “Mothers.” Then I pressed further. “But who else are you?”

Who are you? 2018-07-17T16:02:25+00:00