“Mom, what’s that?” Seven years have passed since my five-year-old son asked me that question. Since my clock radio jolted me awake with news that could only have come, it seemed, from the mind of Orson Welles. This had to be a sick joke, another “War of the Worlds,” I remember thinking, as I rubbed my eyes and grabbed the T.V. remote. Just as the image of the burning … [Read more...] about September 11 — Through The Eyes of a Five-Year-Old
Do you ever have the feeling that, between driving your kids to all their "enrichment" activities (ballet, baseball, karate — you name it) volunteering at school, working, doing laundry, arranging play dates, etc., etc., etc. that you're doing the right thing by your kids, but that your own life is somehow slipping away? I've had that feeling lately, and it's a tough thing … [Read more...] about Can We Be Frank?
I'm so excited! And you will be too. Disneyland has invited one lucky Parent Talk Today reader and three guests to join me, along with other selected parenting bloggers and their guests, for a special VIP day at Disneyland on Saturday, November 21. That's right! A family of four. For free. You'll get the VIP treatment while previewing Disneyland's holiday happenings. What a … [Read more...] about Giveaway! Join Me For a VIP Experience at Disneyland!
As the mom of a 14 year old, there’s always pressure to enroll my kid in the latest “enrichment” activity… Summer reading, music lessons, sports lessons… Fortunately, after a few years, you realize there are only so many hours in a day — and so many dollars in a budget — and you find a happy balance. But woe to the soon-to-be new parents out there, who are now being told … [Read more...] about Prenatal development
High School Confidential I thought I was the only mom on the planet who ever feels that motherhood is a lot like high school. Turns out I'm not alone. My buddy Cynthia over at Sugar Mama says the only difference is that now you can't run to your room after school on particularly bad days. "You have to live in your own mistakes, fears, bad haircuts, every second of … [Read more...] about Parent Talk