Why cursing in front of a child is good

Why cursing in front of a child is good

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A lot of us moms play video games with our kids and get fired up. Part of that emotion might result in cursing in front of a child.

Our culture is one that inhibits emotions. A generation ago we were taught to speak only when spoken to and hide your emotions under that sleeve. But that's a lot of baloney. Demonstrating emotion in front of children is healthy and natural. That's what cursing in front of a child is good – it teaches them that momma is human, too.

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The Junk Food Compromise

The junk food compromise

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I went on a change-your-diet-change-your-life kick, limiting all the snack, sweet, fast food, or junk foods from my family’s diet. It was easier for me than you’d think because I was the only one buying groceries. I just didn’t buy it anymore. Just because something isn’t available doesn’t mean people won’t miss it. I thought …

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Breastfeeding in Asia is not what I expected

Breastfeeding in Asia is not what I expected

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“This baby feeds from his mother’s milk,” I answered in my newly-acquired language. Stepping out with a newborn in Indochina, I had expected the typical questions to be “Boy or girl?” or “How old?” But what I heard was very different – “No Breastfeeding!” Local friends, waitresses, fellow passengers on the city bus, taxi drivers, …

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How long can I leave a sleeping baby in the car?

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Today’s pundits and doctors insist they know what’s best for our children while not allowing parents to do right by their own judgement. Helicopter parenting laws are coming to municipalities in ways unimagined, but the anti-helicopter parenting movement is pushing back. Humor is one way we’re doing it, including this clever video shows the stress …

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