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When an Outsider "Parents" Your Kid

Have you ever been in a situation where a stranger took it upon herself

to either instruct your kid or blatantly scold them in front of you?

It’s uncomfortable and complicated indeed- on so many levels. First,

if your ego doesn’t completely overtake you and send you on a rampage

to tell that person where they can “stick” their unsolicited advice, you

may feel inadequate as a parent. Why didn’t… Continue

Added by Darah Zeledon on July 25, 2010 at 10:19pm — No Comments

"Sneaky Mom Status"- 5 Tips on how to Achieve it!

I am a very

“sneaky mom.” Taking advantage of (rare) pockets of kid-free time, I indulge in devious little acts- the kinds of which I dare not inform my children. The kind that makes my insane life a little easier to handle and doesn’t hurt anybody!

Here I will

share my 5 BEST tips on how you can…

Added by Darah Zeledon on June 28, 2010 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Help! My night time internet use is interfering with my sex life

Ever since I really discovered the internet and all its wonders about 7 months ago, it's as if I have another after-hours “partner.” A few months ago, Hybrid Mom e-magazine published an article about the…


Added by Darah Zeledon on June 15, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The dirty truth about helping our kids out in the bathroom

Our two naïve and curious boys, ages 3 and 5 are full of energy and explore their worlds primarily via their hands. One would question the functionality of their vision due to this constant need to “see” everything through touching. It’s as if they’re reading the Braille on all objects within…


Added by Darah Zeledon on June 3, 2010 at 9:16am — No Comments

Parenting Shortcuts 101

I have a confession to make. I am the Queen of Parenting Shortcuts.

Whew, now that I got that off my chest, allow me to elaborate upon how this terminology translates into action in my house.

1. “Turning Japanese”-

Instead of nagging my kids about where NOT to eat, I have surrendered and now SERVE them on the floor. (I reason that all food, plates, cutlery, cups, and liquids always end up there anyway, so I just…


Added by Darah Zeledon on June 1, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Ignore your two year old and give them some space to freak out!

Now that I am embarking upon my fifth round of terrible twos, I think I finally figured it all out. I had a “eureka” moment today that I’d like to share.…


Added by Darah Zeledon on May 29, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

How to keep your little ones STILL while you get a haircut!


Added by Darah Zeledon on May 26, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments



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