POSITIVE PARENTING

27 Things To Do With Your Kids On Christmas

We are always looking for loving and fun activities with our children. The holidays are no different. No matter what your family structure; mom and dad, single mom, single dad, two dads, two moms or any other loving situation, celebrating Christmas is an opportunity...

8 Reasons To Say “I’m Sorry” To Your Child

While visiting an orphanage in India (Maher Ashram), Sister Lucy told me  a story about being awakened late one night by cries from the boys’ room. When she arrived, she discovered that, as they slept, someone had put hot pepper in their eyes. Sister Lucy examined and...

Pill Bugs And Other Gifts From Our Children

  I came home from school in the fourth grade and presented my mother with a self-portrait clay figurine, complete with my favorite blue dress and long blonde hair.  It fit in the palm of her hand. My sister gave her a shiny and expressive black and white tuxedo cat....

DMV or Enema? Enema, Please!

My stomach is already in knots. Thomas and I are headed to the Arleta DMV for his 8:00 AM driving test. I choke up as he quietly lists his “rules of the road” while merging onto the 170 freeway. He is sixteen and already the best (unlicensed) driver I’ve ever ridden...

9/11 And How it Changed Me

If we are old enough, we remember that horrible moment in September, 2001. The moment we heard. That morning was no different from any other morning. But then, in an instant, it was. And it changed everything. How did we make sense of it for our children? How do we...

CAITLYN

An open response to the ignorant and disrespectful post to the basic rules of humanity, written by Matt Walsh for The Blaze.  A decade after we met, I sat across the Studio City California Pizza Kitchen table from my high school soul sister. She put the silly in my...

Let’s Talk About Sex, Mommy

“Mommy, what’s an erection?” Morgan was six, Wendy was four and I was pregnant with Thomas. Morgan’s questions were detailed and specific, including a demand for information on just how, exactly, that baby got in my tummy. I explained that for her baby brother to...

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