Tag Archives: Parenting

Lost Innocence: The Day I Had to Tell My Children About 9/11

1st Lt. Damon Leehan, Audrey Leehan, Emma 4, Ethan 15 months. Today was the day. I had dreaded this day since my children were born. I had sheltered them from the photos, we didn’t talk about it in front of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

9 Politically Incorrect Secrets to Keep your Daughter from Twerking

What the….??? If you don’t know what twerking is yet, I’ll explain it one more time. To “twerk”, as the kids say, is not your average Jennifer Gray/Patrick Swayze dirty dancing. In fact, it makes their bump and grind look … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

5 Problems with Generation X Attachment Parenting

The topic of mothering is fraught with danger. I do not claim to know anything other than what I’ve experienced. Each child is different from the next and requires a unique approach. This makes a mother’s job much like guessing … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Who Said School Was Fun? A Homeschooling Update

I can’t stand it when people only write about positive things as if nothing bad ever happens. It’s kind of like that study about how some people get depressed looking at other people’s happy Facebook photos. That’s not me, but … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

In Defense of Starting an Argument in Public for Humanity’s Greater Good

A few days ago, I took my kids to one of those places with giant inflatable slides that sane people avoid. My best friend was in town for her once-a-year visit home and in order to show the kids a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Public Schools Lose Another Student to Homeschool: Mine.

I am about to embark on a vigorous and exciting (and harrowing) journey of homeschooling my kindergartener. I began to research the possibility last year and spent several months reading everything I could find on the subject. And all the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 21 Comments

Patience, Pee Pee Pants and Puppy Turds

There are times when having a blog is the only thing that keeps me sane. Even in the most mundane situations, sometimes comedy gold occurs. What do people do when they don’t have an audience with which to share the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments