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Parenting ADHD: 6 Things I Wish I Had Known

By Debbie Gisle

My oldest has ADHD.  We hit eight years old and man did I need help parenting a child with ADHD.  I reached out to other moms but all shared a resounding “I'm just trying to survive” mentality. Parenting ADHD is difficult. Four years later, here are six things (from one struggling mom to anoth... Read More

Please Accept Me!

By Guest Post

I’m not sure what the chances are, but, “Boy, do I ever like that Muffy Mead-Ferro” is what I hope will be going through your mind by the time you get to the end of this column. Ideally, you’ll be thinking how much you enjoyed my observations, what excellent points I made, and how wonder... Read More

One Mom’s Memories of September 11th

By Ana Connery

Much has changed in the years since September 11th. Our country’s appetite for war is practically gone. No one hops on a plane without wondering about its safety, even if just for a moment. And my husband and I are no longer together, doing our best to co-parent our 8-year-old son, Javier, a boy w... Read More

9 Ways Humor Heals

By Therese Borchard

Of all my tools to combat depression and negativity, humor is by far the most fun. And just like mastering the craft of writing, I'm finding that the longer I practice laughing at life--and especially it's frustrations--the better I become at it, and the more situations and conversations and complic... Read More

Making Friends on the Supermarket Checkout Line

By Tracy Beckerman

Looks like you’re having a party,” said the woman on the supermarket checkout line behind me.  I gave her a withering smile.  I could see where this was going.  I didn’t want to be rude, but I was not in the mood for a conversation about my food choices with a total stranger.  Did I say an... Read More

The Entitlement Trap

By Linda Eyre

My husband Richard and I are embarking on a new book which will be published by Penguin next year. The working title is The Entitlement Trap.  When we started thinking about this we saw entitlement as an enormous problem with modern families. But little did we know according to our explosion of res... Read More

Mom Confession: “I Wanted a Girl!”

By Parenting Magazine

By Amy Levin-Epstein, Babytalk You hear it all the time: "As long as my baby's healthy, I don't care if it's a boy or a girl." But many moms do care. Take Stephanie Lewis, a mom of six from San Diego. After giving birth to a boy, she tried several noninvasive gender selection methods (a fancy way o... Read More

The Chinchilla Did It!

By Tracy Beckerman

“OH, NO!!” groaned my son.  “The chinchilla ate my homework!” This might be an odd thing to hear your child say, if it weren't our house, and the fact that we do, actually, own a chinchilla, who does, sometimes, chew up things he's not supposed to. My son held up two sheets of pap... Read More

On the Day You Were Born

By Guest Post

Editor’s Note: At TodaysMama, we believe that every mother has the right to choose her birth experiences and that every experience is different. One experience we’d like to forego is the tradition of only sharing birthing horror stories…because, really, how is that helpful?  We’ll continue ... Read More

A Scorpion in the Bathroom is Worth Two in The Bush

By Tracy Beckerman

“You found a WHAT in your bathroom?” I shouted to my brother over the phone. “A scorpion,” he said, rather nonchalantly. Although he did not seem too bothered, I found this to be rather disturbing news.  My brother does not live in the middle of the desert, on a prairie, or in the rai... Read More