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One of my “Bad Mom” confessions is I still rock my baby to sleep. You’re probably thinking, “Yeah, so?  What’s so bad about rocking your baby to sleep?”  Well, my “baby” is three years old.  Yes, I know she is too old to be rocked to sleep and yes, I know we must look absolutely ridiculous.  (I am 5ft tall, so my daughter is already about half my size.), but this is something I have done since Day 1. The Cry It Out (CIO) Method was just not my style.  It still isn’t.  As soon...

When my daughter was four years old, she was obsessed with Princess Tiana from Disney’s The Princess and The Frog, so for Halloween, she wanted to dress up as (you guessed it) Princess Tiana.  I bought her costume from Toys R Us and it was perfect for her: Green (My daughter’s favorite color) with gorgeous flowers, sequence, and glitter all over.  She loved wearing the costume and she looked like a beautiful little princess.  There was one detail we overlooked. My daughter is White and Princess Tiana is Black. You would not believe...

Thanks to my wonderful mother in law, my kids have their very own Elf On The Shelf that has visited them every Winter for the past three years.  From Black Friday until Christmas Eve, Juliet finds her way into our home.  (Juliet, the elf.  Not my mother in law.)  I have to say, I like the name Juliet much better than Duck, which is what my daughter originally named her.  She was three years old and obsessed with ducks at the time. Sometimes, Juliet gets into mischief and sometimes she doesn’t, but one thing is for sure....

Remember in grade school when the mean girls would pick on other girls? I found out there is a girl like that in my daughter’s  Kindergarten class who has been picking on her all year long. Nobody ever wants their child to be bullied, but luckily when children are this age, it is fairly easy to correct the situation by having a parent-teacher conference. Well, not in this case. You see, my daughter is the mean girl. She bullies herself. Every day, my daughter finds a way to put herself down. It’s not uncommon to hear her say things...

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