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Is spanking ok?

When it comes to disciplining children, there's a division between those who think spanking is an effective form of discipline and those who say it doesn't work. What do you think?

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iCarly and a confession

Those of you who are regular readers of this blog know I won't be nominated for Mother of the Year anytime soon.

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Now that the crazy storms have passed, this weekend's weather forecast is for bright blue skies and warm temperatures.

End of the line

Well, we've finally made it. We've dragged the girl, kicking and screaming, to the end of the school year.

The 'no-yelling' pledge

The Internet is a wonderful thing.

A tax on people who can't understand math

OK, OK. I'll admit it. I bought a Powerball ticket last week.

I did not win.

My oasis of color

I've been complaining a lot lately, so let me pause in my grumpiness to appreciate what a beautiful spring we've had lately. Sure it was cold on Mother's Day, but look at the flowers.

Let's be honest: sometimes being a parent sucks eggs

Sometimes, parenting is not all fun and games. Sometime, frankly, it's a pain in the tuckus.

The dangers of Pinterest

I'm what's known as a wanna-be clean freak. That is, my desires to have a clean, orderly home and workplace are derailed by my rank ineptitude and laziness.

Tears for Boston

I don't know how you put words to the horror of what happened in Boston on Monday. A wide-eyed 8-year-old boy killed, his mother and sister maimed.

What's in a name?

My son Max announced to me the other night that he'd prefer to be called "Jason." This is because "Jason" is smart and strong and brave, and my son does not feel that "Max" reflects these character