Mean Mommy Confessions

The whining, the nagging, the rudeness, the backtalk.  Ah, yes.  The joys of parenting. I'm sure that whoever you are, your kids are PERFECT.  But it can't be just me.  Can it? Please tell me it's not just me.  That I am not the only mother being driven crazy by her own kids. Mama, mama, did you Continue Reading

Minding Manners (bad ones, that is)

A few weeks ago I was at a friend’s house for dinner. As usual, it was a mix of kids and adults, even a new puppy. What wasn’t so usual was the conversation. I mean, let’s be honest, high-level intellectual and political conversation has gone the way of the adults-only dinner party. Sure, they Continue Reading