Archive for February, 2010

GUEST BLOG POST — Are You a Yes-Mom? by Susan Newman, Ph.D.


Children have no trouble saying no. But, it’s a word you avoid because it sets your guilt-meter running especially where your children are concerned. You don’t want to disappoint them or make them unhappy. We’re a culture of yes-parents…we give and give into most of what our children ...

Seven — by Robin


My son turned 7 this week. Time sure flies.I went to school on his birthday to celebrate with his first grade classmates. It was very sweet. I brought ice cream cups, juice and Oreos. My mother in law came as well, and we read books to the ...

When Mommy is Sick — by Cara


I had a terrible upper respiratory infection this past week that required antibiotics, fluids and rest. The antibiotics were simple, the fluids were the only soothing thing I could consume since I had a terrible sore throat and laryngitis, but the REST...Ahh where does the rest come into play?I happened ...

Making Our Relationship Work — by Jamie


Jayda accompanies me to my gym every weekend. First, she joins me in the locker room while I change, and both of us converse with the women around us, who always greet Jayda enthusiastically. Then, Jayda goes into the daycare center to play for an hour or so, while I ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Your Child’s Mind; Getting to Know It, Getting to Know All About it — by Dr. Mel Levine


Raising a young child is a bit like owning an appliance that didn’t come with an owner’s manual. That makes it hard to know what it can do and how to work it! In a sense, every child has a somewhat different owner’s (i.e., parenting) manual. That’s because each young ...

Breaking Point — by Robin


What a week this has been.A true sandwich generation experience in every sense of the word....both positive and challenging.....which I guess is the essence of this time in my life.Don't get me wrong. I am immensely grateful on some levels to be here. I adore my son and love ...

Snow Days — by Cara


When I was a little girl, I can remember dancing with joy when the radio announced that our school district would be closed due to a snow storm! My first chore was always to help my Dad shovel the driveway. But once that was cleared, I was allowed to play ...

Missing Men — by Jamie


When I first considered becoming a single mother by choice, all the books and materials I read warned me about the importance of surrounding my future child with positive male role models. I figured that wouldn’t be such a difficult task, as I knew my generous, loving father would be ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Banish Common Parenting Myths – by Elizabeth Pantley, author The No-Cry Discipline Solution


As if it isn't challenging enough to raise children, most parents believe myths that make them feel confused and inadequate. These horrible myths can spoil the joy of raising your children. You may have never realized how intensely these beliefs affect you, but they do. After you identify the myths ...

Dear Motherhood Later — by Robin


I receive quite a number of letters from Later Moms who hear about MotherhoodLater.com and reach out to me via email. I have decided to periodically share select letters, with the permission of the moms. Some truly touch my heart, and I feel might resonate with others who ...