Topic: Childrearing

9 Questions Your Kids Will Ask You About Your Period

9 Questions Your Kids Will Ask You About Your Period

Everyone knows that kids love to ask questions. They also pick up on a lot more than we give them credit for. I don’t make a habit of using the bathroom in front of my kids but over the last seven years of motherhood, we have had to use public stalls together numerous times and of course, they barge in on me at home whenever they see fit. That means that no matter how discreet I have been, they have seen some things and of course, they have asked some questions. More »

Scientology Is Creeping Into Schools Disguised As An Anti-Drug Program

Scientology Is Creeping Into Schools Disguised As An Anti-Drug Program

A Church of Scientology-backed program is providing free anti-drug information to elementary, middle and high school students in New York City’s five boroughs. Great, right? The Church of Scientology may be a little wacky, but who cares where the message comes from as long as the kids get it. That was my thought, before I read some of the crap they are telling these kids. Wow.
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Self-Described ‘Good Mom’ Wants To Know Why You Hate Her For Being Better Than You

Self-Described 'Good Mom' Wants To Know Why You Hate Her For Being Better Than You

After a few years of writing on the internet, I’m starting to believe The Mommy Wars still exist because there are some women who just plain enjoy them. They might say otherwise, but that’s only because it’s socially unacceptable to say, “I really enjoy finding obscure reasons to pit myself against other women and remind myself that I come out on top.” Case in point: blogger Whitney Fleming whose recent post on BlogherWhy Do People Hate Good Moms?, laments her inner turmoil over all the many parents who hate her because she is “actually trying.” More »

Foster Mom: Saying Goodbye Hurts The Most

Foster Mom: Saying Goodbye Hurts The Most

We had been certified foster parents for about two months when we got our first call. The placement specialist on the phone said, “We are trying to place a sibling set; a girl and a boy. Would you be able to take them?” My mind raced faster than I thought possible. I had a thousand questions but asked only two: How old are they and when are they coming? More »