by Gwen Dewar, Ph.D. posted in Mom Stories In every day talk, “permissive” might mean lots of things. Letting kids play in the mud, allowing them to climb the “wrong” way up the slide, permitting them to choose their own, rather odd, combination of clothes for school. As I’ve argued elsewhere, granting children this kind [...]
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by Erin Lane posted in Mom Stories I’m not a saint. When I think back on my high school days, there are moments that make me cringe, even almost two decades later. I did some stupid stuff. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. Kissed the wrong boys. Kissed the right boys at the wrong time. Partied too much. [...]
by Stacie Lewis posted in Mom Stories On a rare afternoon of freedom, my husband and I took ourselves and a mountain of school books to grade, off to a coffee shop a few streets down the road from us. That’s what we teachers do on our afternoons off. Pathetic, I know. My husband and [...]
by Leah Speer posted in Life & Home Soccer, tee ball, baseball, dance, gymnastics, violin…no matter what our children are practicing, it seems to fall right in the middle of dinner time. Just a few weeks ago, my 4-year-old started soccer for the very first time. It’s so exciting for the whole family! He loves [...]
by BabyCenter Guest Blogger posted in Mom Stories By Christy Turlington Burns This post is part of the Global Mom Relay. Every time you share this blog, $5 will go to women and girls around the world. Scroll to the bottom to find out more. We’re living in miraculous times where connections are made at [...]
by Leah Speer posted in Mom Stories Call the Midwife is the fix to the withdrawal I’ve been experiencing from my Downton Abbey addiction. Bonus: Pregnancies and babies galore!!! The series, based on the memoirs of the late Jennifer Lee Worth, provides a window into the world of being pregnant and being a mom amid [...]
by Carolyn Robertson posted in Mom Stories Audrie Pott was 15 years old when she hung herself last fall. Eight days before she committed suicide the California teenager who loved art and horses went to a friend of a friend’s house. She drank too much and eventually passed out. As she lay unconscious on a [...]
by Joey Lombardi posted in Mom Stories Tell me if you heard this one before… a little kid decides to get a mohawk, goes into school, and gets suspended. Of course you have heard it before, I feel like I read some variation of this story every month (change mohawk to semi-political t-shirt or pink [...]
by Betsy Shaw posted in Mom Stories After enduring the spaghetti dinner, pancake breakfast, bottle drive, activity night and mock rock lip sync show, all fundraisers for the fifth and sixth-grade class trip, we put Essie on a train bound for Washington D.C. and said goodbye to her for five whole days. That’s four nights [...]
by BabyCenter Guest Blogger posted in Mom Stories By Sommer Poquette, Green and Clean Mom A teacher’s job is hard. I’ve been there but if I had a student misbehaving or acting out, I probably wouldn’t charge them money. Not a penny, nickel, dime or quarter. I wouldn’t send an email telling the parents that [...]
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