Category Archives: Mommy Matters

The Shot Heard ‘Round the World

Vaccines for children have been the subject of a lot of debate ever since Disneyland became patient zero for a measles outbreak in January. There are parents on both sides of the vaccination issue, and spokespeople pushing agendas—both educated and … Continue reading

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Mommy Guilt

This morning, as I was leaving for work, Kaia asked me to stay home. She said, “You not go to work and see me?” When I said that I had to go, she responded “Me go to work too.” It … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Rod

As a parent, I’ve found that one of the most polarizing subjects regarding child rearing is spanking. So of course I had to share my two cents. I was raised by parents who followed the old biblical teaching of “spare … Continue reading

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Who’s Your Daddy?

Every night, I read my two-year-old a bedtime story. Aside from the obvious benefits—helping develop language, emotional and social skills, and fostering a love for reading—it gives us a few quiet moments to cuddle and connect at the end of … Continue reading

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