Category Archives: Quirky Musings

The Girl with the Curl–Good Kids with Challenging Behaviors

The Girl with the Curl–Good Kids with Challenging Behaviors

Some posts are harder to write because they bring up a lot of emotion. Some are harder because you know they will be read by the people in your life who may judge you or react poorly. I guess this one is both. When you become a parent, you hear all kinds of advice and… [more]

Taking Things for Granted–The Food Allergy Club

Earlier this week I sat at a table with 8 Kindergarteners and their respective mothers/grandmothers. It might have been a mother/child brunch. It could have been some kind of cool club. Instead, it was a meeting for kids with food allergies who are getting ready to transition into a new school for first grade. The… [more]

The Real Victims in the "Mommy Wars"

Last night, I enjoyed an evening with some amazing women as we celebrated National Mom’s Nite Out. These ladies are smart, savvy, and have a diverse range of parenting styles. They are members of Boston Parent Bloggers, where we mingle reasonably happy with each other without worrying who is breastfeeding, babywearing, co-sleeping, homeschooling, avoiding screen… [more]

International Women’s Day–Building Each Other Up

International Women’s Day–Building Each Other Up

Today is International Women’s Day. As you may know, women’s rights and gender equity are extremely important to me. I am horrified on a daily basis by the message that is sent to women and girls that we aren’t smart enough, strong enough, or worthy. And not only do we get this message from men,… [more]

Highs and Lows of Blogging Stars–Beating the Bloggy Blues

Highs and Lows of Blogging Stars–Beating the Bloggy Blues

I was chatting with a friend the other day about Whitney Houston and how difficult it must be to deal with the highs and lows of being a star. One minute, you’re on top of the world, the next people barely remember you exist. And as we were talking, something dawned on me. Bloggers go… [more]

WhyMommy Love and a Breast Cancer PSA

WhyMommy Love and a Breast Cancer PSA

Social media can be difficult for people to understand. It may seem strange to connect with those who live across the country, or across the world. It may be hard to believe that you can build true relationships with people you rarely (or never) see in person. Certainly not every person you meet online will… [more]

12 Reasons I (Probably) Won’t Follow You Back on Twitter

I was chatting with a friend the other day about Twitter etiquette. She’s someone who believes that you should follow everyone back on Twitter. I disagree. Here’s the deal. I’m old-school. I use Twitter on Twitter.com and I read every Tweet that passes through my stream while I’m on there. Most people are in the… [more]

Eyes on the Prize (and the Road)

Eyes on the Prize (and the Road)

I know a lot of people scoff at relationships that are built via the Internet. But the fact is that I met my husband online, so I know that it’s a perfectly valid way of connecting with people who might not be in your geographic area, don’t enjoy hanging out at bars in clubs, or… [more]

Not Celebrating Earth Day

Not Celebrating Earth Day

Today was Earth Day and I had signed on board as a “State Leader” for “B Kind 2 the Earth.” We were supposed to commit to doing something in celebration, and I had been pondering what to do all week. I ran through the list of obvious choices: Teach the kids about recycling – Bug… [more]