Being a “Mean Mommy”

I'm an oldest child. I'm told that means I'm bossy and authoritarian. I don't know about all that, but I am pretty strict about certain things. I have conceded letting the kids pick out their own mismatched clothing (so long as it's seasonable) and allowing my daughter to have her hair hanging in her face … Continue reading Being a “Mean Mommy”

How Do I Parent Peacefully?

The title isn't a clever segue into a vast outpouring of wisdom or sage advice. It's truly a question I have.  I've been watching videos on the philosophy of peaceful parenting, or rather, anti-spanking. They offer statistics showing how damaging the effects of spanking are on children along with the illogical cycle of aggression it … Continue reading How Do I Parent Peacefully?