Last week, I reread the family diary I kept faithfully years ago when my first two children were little. The entries stop rather abruptly after my third child entered the picture. For ten years, I haven’t had time to look at these notes. Most amusing: examples of the back talk problem I used to have with my middle child. Here are things my daughter actually said to … [Read more...] about Taking on Back Talk
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This is a guest post by Tara Carlson – blogger at Dividing by Zero and mom of four way-too-active boys. The following post is sponsored by TYLENOL®. The saying goes "If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." But if you happen to be a mama yourself, you know that the more accurate version is "If baby ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." (That's true even if your "baby" … [Read more...] about Smiling it Forward™ through Headaches
On April 18, a profanity-filled email from Delta Gamma sorority sister Rebecca Martinson hit the Internet via Gawker and Deadspin. The blistering rant from Martinson, a junior at the University of Maryland, quickly went viral. Her nastiness towards her DG sisters has since inspired hilarious, Oscar-worthy readings by actor Michael Shannon, a cartoon version Joe … [Read more...] about Obscene Sorority Girl: Why My Kids Are NEVER Going to College
Recently, we had something happen to us, and we just had to share it. If you’ve been reading our blog, you know our three kids are all on the autism spectrum. This means they have trouble picking up social cues. The other day, I walked into our kid’s room and they were watching something on YouTube via the Apple-TV (Awesome thing to get for them, by the way, … [Read more...] about The Internet: Friend or Foe?