"I'm not sure if I'm going to do football next year," my son told me when he was a high school freshman. "I like it, but I don't love it."
I responded with something generic like, "That's fine, honey, whatever you want to do."
He gave me a knowing smile. "You want me to play," he said.
It's no secret that babies are expensive.
On average, a middle-class family spends an estimated $12,000 during their baby’s first year, and $17,000 during their second year. Babycenter.com expects that a couple making 100K each year will spend half a million dollars on their child by the time he or she is 18 year-old.
But some parents go above and beyond to give their little darlings the most expensive gadgets, gear and brand names.
So which American cities have the most spoiled rotten children?
Well, it finally happened. My six-year-old, Jax, has reached an age where he recognizes nonsense; mainly he is getting too old for my sister’s bs. This past weekend, she was doing her passive-aggressive bribery tactic while the kids ate dinner and Jax totally called her on it.
There is nothing better than hugging and snuggling our children - it is an easy way to show your love for them.
It usually comes at the most random of moments: The epiphany that you, a mother, are no longer the newbie in the world of motherhood.
This sudden realization might hit you when you’re covered in your child’s vomit or observing the nervous moms peeking in the windows of the church nursery.
I spent the afternoon in New York last week with long distance friend, mom, and actress Denise Richards.
We chatted over tea and scones, and then I decided to ask her some questions and find out what it's like to be a single, working mom in the spotlight.
Denise was candid, honest and sincere about her life. I give you our interview...
I haven’t been blogging this past week because I have been in a bit of a mommy rut, dealing with some challenging child issues. Thankfully I have three other kids to balance out the draining tough times with one of my beloved babies. This week, being a parent has totally sucked!
Are you "political?" I'm not. Never have been. I've voted in every election since I turned 18, but I'm not "political." (I'll admit, the most riveting thing I've done recently to affect society is expose hidden germs on TV).
Ahh, the differences between boys and girls...
My boys are three and five. My oldest is athletic while my youngest is more creative. Since I’m the ONLY female in the house I sometimes feel that I don’t belong.
I don’t need to tell you about the Amanda Todd tragedy.