I’m here to raise awareness about a serious issue affecting all parents at some point in their lives. As a survivor of Toddler Door Locking, I believe I can offer insight into this growing epidemic that touches hundreds of homes every year. Let me paint the picture: I live in a townhouse consisting of three floors. When you enter my house, you are greeted by the fairly … [Read more...] about Toddler Door Locking: An Epidemic
When Will I Feel Like A Grownup?
When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait to be a teenager. I thought I would suddenly be oozing with confidence and always feel cool. When I finally became a teenager, I was sorely disappointed. I was even more awkward than before. So I couldn’t wait to go to college. I would be away from my parents and would finally have the freedom to blossom. When I got to college, I realized … [Read more...] about When Will I Feel Like A Grownup?
Birth Doesn’t Make A Parent
I was one of those kids who always loved her birthday. Even though it was at the end of the month, as soon as the first rolled around, I started counting down the days. I couldn’t wait for my party or my trip or my cake or whatever it was we were planning to do that year. There was something extra special about my birthday: I shared it with my stepdad. He was my daddy - the … [Read more...] about Birth Doesn’t Make A Parent
Parenting: Do It Better With Dr. Google
We’ve all done it at least once – searched Google for answers to our most pressing parenting questions. In the age of information, we can find answers to anything we want (and even things we don’t want). I’ve read numerous blogs warning against putting too much stock in things found on the Internet (oh, the irony). It’s true that if you take everything you read to heart, you … [Read more...] about Parenting: Do It Better With Dr. Google