As a five foot little Momma who popped out two huge football players, I jiggled, juggled and cajoled those babies on my hip long after they could walk. I knew that once the boys were released into the world, the days of clinging to Momma would cease, permanently. So I ignored a few dull aches and pains and held onto those babies as tight and as long as I could. Nine years … [Read more...] about In Hot Pursuit of the Booty Bag
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Amidst the shock, horror, grief, and fury over school shootings, we all look for the cause of the violence, and the solution to stopping the next attack. Some reason we need more guns -- armed schoolteachers and guards. Others argue for fewer guns, regulated by stricter legislation. Mental health professionals maintain that we need better treatment and medication of … [Read more...] about School Shootings and Why Boys Need Boys
Just thinking about all the childcare arrangements I’ve made for my three kids over the years makes me break out in an icy sweat even today. The list reads like a daycare c.v. of modern American motherhood, no less important to my career than a resume. From 1997 to 1998, I had a newborn in my employer’s subsidized corporate daycare in New Jersey. Then I had baby number two and … [Read more...] about Daycare Hell
“Let’s take 28 days of the month and each day I want you to think of one thing you can do each day to be kind to someone else.” This is what we ask 4th & 5th graders to do as a “homework” assignment during our KidSafe program. I was somewhat shocked recently by the student’s responses such as, “I don’t have time.” “Twenty eight, that’s so many!” “We really have to do this?” … [Read more...] about The Kindness Assignment!
“Honey, Do you have the diaper bag?” she frantically asks as she fills bottles with formula. “Yeah babe. We are ready...let’s go so we aren’t late!” he replies in a haste. “What about the binky??? Don’t forget his binky!!!!” she implores. “I’ve got it all...just get him in the car seat and let’s go!!!” he hollers from the driveway as he starts the car. The first well baby visit … [Read more...] about What If My New Baby Has Down Syndrome? – A Road Map To The Early Doctors Visits