The Summer Slide Is Not Inevitable

Every year around this time articles pop up all over the place about what is referred to as the “summer slide.”  Research indicates that children lose 2+ months of academic learning over summer break due to this slide. Even worse, children from low income households are the most affected by this learning loss. SOURCE As […]

Turn Your Parenting Weaknesses Into Strengths

Every single mom I know has asked herself at some point, “am I doing a good job?” Sometimes the question goes more like, “omg am I screwing up my kid?” If you have complete confidence in your parenting abilities then I suppose you can stop reading now. The rest of us will continue to read […]

How To Accept Your Child’s Diagnosis

WTH is normal, anyway? Based on conversations I have had with other moms, we all have moments where we wonder if we have done something wrong. Have the Gods cursed us? Are we bad mothers? When my son screams at me in public, or verbally threatens his kindergarten teacher I want to sink into the […]

Why You Should Set Boundaries In Your Parenting

Even before I started this blog I was obsessed with parenting. I read as many books as I could get my hands on while I was pregnant. Like most clueless well-intentioned first time parents, my husband and I thought we could do it all. [bctt tweet=”The other day I lost my sh-t, along with my […]

Dealing With Our Big Feelings

Dealing with our Big Feelings…and that Stupid Elf   The Holiday Season is upon us. This is the season of togetherness and joy. The time of year when we give back to our community and celebrate shared traditions. And for many of us, myself included, it is the season for emotional meltdowns. Maybe it’s the […]

Comparing Apples and Oranges

  If your child has ADHD, or some other exceptionality, is it fair to compare them to “normal” children? I’m gonna go off on one of my weird tangents here. I have issues.  But you already knew that, right? The other night we had dinner with some friends. Watching my son play a game of Boggle […]