One Of The Secrets to Motherhood


Back in the day, when my then fiancee and I were attending premarital counseling, I remember asking our facilitator what she thought was the secret to becoming  a happy spouse.  Expecting the heavens to depart with words filled with depth of knowledge dating back to Confucious, I was surprised  at the simplicity of her answer.  Yet, looking back, I think it also could be termed one of the secrets to being a happy mother. As a therapist, I could offer the standard importance of self care, taking time for yourself and letting go of expectations.  And while all of these are…

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Oh My Goodness! by S. Douglas, MD


 Well, here’s a thought. What do you say when someone else corrects your child? “Thanks for sharing your parenting insights.” “Shut the h$*! up” It’s a legitimate question only because it’s bound to happen at least a few times in a parent’s life. At times it is totally appropriate especially if your child is wreaking havoc and needs…a bit of redirection. You may be glad, in fact, and hope that folks around actually think your child belongs to someone else. You may be tempted to walk the other direction and pretend not to know your child. No….I am being…

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