Parenting
Youngsters
Allison Goines

I Don’t Punish My Children

I have a long-standing disagreement with punishment. When I was a child I would think to myself when I was punished, “Geez! You don’t have to punish me. Just tell me what I did wrong and what to do instead!” Punishment always seemed like an overreaction. It was only when I became a parent and a therapy graduate student that I realized that, indeed, it was an overreaction! READ MORE

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    I really thought I had the whole empty nest thing under control. I talk a good talk when I encourage other soon-to-be-kid-free-moms: “Oh, that empty nest thing? Nah, not bothering me a bit. I mean, we’re raising adults here. If we do a ...

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    Surviving Your Baby: The Miracle Of Remote Parenting

    It’s two o’clock in the morning, and I’m up awake. Our baby is crying, and I’m not sure why, but I think she just wants the comfort of being cuddled by her mom....Read More
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    In Felicity Huffman’s “I Can’t Do It Alone” post she discusses teamwork. I need a team and someone to hold me accountable – I don’t always finish what I’ve started. I have “great” ideas (or just regular ideas) but ...

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    Maureen Morin

    I Have Been Lying To My Children For Years

    Warning:  Spoiler Alert.  Send your gullible children out of the room before going any further.

    We all raise our children to be truthful. To not lie. To be honest. They are learning these ideals from traitors — mommy and daddy. From the moment they are pretty much born, we start in with the lies. One right after the other. READ MORE

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    Carrie Wible

    Mommy, That Lady Is (Points Out Flaw)!

    Oh man, my kids are at that age where you better hide yo’ bad hair, hide yo’ extra weight, and hide yo’ age because they are going to point it out to you.

    Loudly. READ MORE

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    Hump Day Cocktail: AbFab

    With Fall officially starting on Saturday, I wanted to come up with something special for the last summer cocktail of 2012. (Don't worry your pretty little heads, I have some ah-mazing autumn cocktails planned for you, my sweets - xoxo) Whe...

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  • Becky Harks

    Custody Arrangements

    I sighed sadly as I looked at the clock: 5:45pm, Friday night. My ex would be here any minute to pick up our son for the weekend. I’d get him back at some point on Sunday, exhausted, disheveled, and dressed in precisely what he was we...

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    A Mother’s Prayer… Sort Of.

    Dear Lord,

    Thank you for this new day I get to spend with my children. They are a true blessing and I am so lucky to have them.

    So far today I have not raised my voice to my children. I have not given them a dirty look, have not rolled my eyes, and have not once looked at the clock to see if I can justify putting them to bed. I have not said a harsh word or tried to reason with my two-year-old as to why she cannot bang on my laptop in an attempt to “work” with me. I have not scolded my son for climbing up on the table over and over and over again. I have been patient, kind, and loving. READ MORE

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  • Beth Rosen

    5 Reasons To Read Expose Me

    What The Flicka presents: Summer Book Club. Join us each week as we read through the Fifth Avenue Trilogy from Harlequin! As the summer comes to an end, don’t let the heat leave you just yet! Expose Me, by USA TODAY bestselling author Kat...

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    7 Ways To Overcome The Overly Tired Cycle With Your Kids

    All parents have something they dread most from their children. For me, it’s my kids being overly tired. They’re not just tired. They’re cranky, fussy, irritable, and do things they normally wouldn’t do. If I don’t catch that they’re overly...Read More
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    Worry Less, Enjoy More

    Worrywart. Worry is your middle name. Don’t worry so much. Calm down! Oh, don’t worry about it. I have heard ALL OF THESE phrases a million times in my life. But guess what, folks? I am, therefore I worry. Or, I worry, therefore...

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