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Parenting

My Take on Gentle Parenting & How it Works for Us

I’m no hippie. I drive a gas-guzzler, let our children watch television, and definitely hit up the drive-through for nuggets when it’s been one of those days and a from-scratch organic dinner is just not happening. But since becoming a mom almost four years ago, I’ve realized that there is one camp of motherhood I’m […]

Parenting

How I Finally Became a PTA Mom

I remember my first run-in with the PTA. I was a brand new mom to my first Kindergartener and I wanted her to get one of the coveted all day Kindergarten spots at the school. You see, there was only one all day class, and I wanted it. And, someone told me in a hushed […]

Parenting

A Free-Range F*ck You

“He’s at home today.” That was my response when the moms at our neighborhood pool asked where my almost 10-year-old was. I ignored their startled looks and wide eyed glances at each other from behind designer sunglasses as I directed my younger children into the water. “We’ll only be gone a few hours, and he’s […]