New Year’s Resolutions: Are You Setting Yourself Up for Failure?

[fb_button]   Some sources claim that up to 80% of people who set New Year’s resolutions will fail by the end of Jan let alone carry their goal through the end of 2013.  What gives? People are setting themselves up for failure.  Bottom Line. I know my blog usually involves […]

Would Ya Wednesday: The Stomach Bug is Going Around Daycare

[fb_button]   Ahhhhhhhhhhhh <— That is the sound of relief now that I know I’m not crazy.  If you caught the Would Ya Wednesday question on the Mom Light Facebook page, then you already know that I was debating if I should send my kids to daycare today even though […]

There’s Xanax in My Christmas Cookies & 3 Other Amazing Holiday Survival Tips

[fb_button]   Many of you seem to enjoy my inappropriate, tongue in cheek humor.  I’ve been getting many requests for this so here it is: The In the Mom Light holiday survival guide: 1.  Wine should [obviously] top your Christmas shopping list.  It makes all other things that much more tolerable.  […]

I Shared My Mom Shame because I want to be a Window, Not a Door

[fb_button]   This past June, I posted the following to my personal Facebook page, and it received quite a response from moms who empathized with how I felt in this moment. Dear UPS man – earlier today, when ours eyes locked as I was holding a spatula in the air […]

How to Not Make the Cut – I Almost Didn’t Get into Girl Scouts for Being a Smart Ass

[fb_button] Today I was reminded of a story about the time my parents made me become a Brownie Girl Scout so that they could meet other parents.  They desperately needed to make some friends with kids.  In order to become a member, scouts had to be initiated. In Brownies, the […]

Raising a Cry Baby

[fb_button]   It really sucks when someone negates your feelings.  Have you ever had a situation where you were upset about something, and someone said, “Oh, it’s not that big of a deal.”  You probably didn’t walk away thinking, “Wow, they’re totally right.  It’s not that big of a deal.  […]

According to Babycenter My Kid’s an Asshole, but Maybe It’s Just Frizzy Hair

[fb_button]   I received an email from Babycenter.com today.  The subject was “Your 2-Year-Old: The Asshole.”  When I opened it, it asked “Wrong age?”  Nope.  You got it right Babycenter.  Right on. Some days, it feels like he won’t listen to anything, and I am trying to tame a wild […]

The Most Important Factor in Parenting Effectiveness

[fb_button] You can be crazy like me and research all of the latest and greatest parenting and discipline techniques until you’re blue in the face, but what you won’t find talked about enough is the most important factor of all – the foundation upon which you implement these approaches. You […]