Parenting Girls

talking to my kids about dr. martin luther king jr.

A few weeks ago, my 8-year-old daughter brought home a reading comprehension homework assignment about Martin Luther King Jr. As she read through the short, simplified biography of MKL Jr. and tried to answer the questions, she had a lot …

silver linings and wise advice from my therapist

I woke up early this morning seeing no silver lining. Then, I went in for my morning pee and was thankful for the fact I could sit down comfortably, without that split second of worrying whether or not I’d be …

domestic violence is everyone’s issue to tackle so #bethesolution

When asked to be a part of a campaign sponsored by Blue Shield of California Foundation about domestic violence my first instinct was to turn it down. First of all, it’s a pretty heavy topic for the holidays and secondly, …

a letter to my daughters about our separation

My dearest Lily & Lexi, I have something to confess. I had a lot of fun tonight, while you were at your dad’s. I never thought I’d say that, but it’s true. Five months ago, the thought of spending nights …

tips for separation anxiety, working moms and adjusting to baby as seen on fox 5 san diego

preschool separation and adjusting to new baby
Almost all parents have to deal with separation anxiety kids at one point or another. Today our Ask the Moms panel tackled that issue, as well as how to get quality time with your kids with a busy, working mom schedule and how to introduce a baby into a combined family. 

beanie boos to the rescue

The other day, my six-year-old told me that I can go ahead and give away her Pete the Cat books because they’re  too easy for her now. Then, my 8-year-old, Lily, chimed in with, “But, Lexi, what if something out of …