Month: July 2014

Toilet Training: A Crash Course

Toilet Training: A Crash Course

We didn’t plan to start toilet training our preschooler this Sunday. We’ve made attempts before, sort of lame attempts, just put him in underwear and make a potty available and waited for it to work out. Seven changes of clothes later, we gave up.   […]

Latest MiM Post: I Spanked My Kid

Latest MiM Post: I Spanked My Kid

Some helpful feedback generated from my latest post at the Mothers In Medicine group blog this week. It’s a reflection on a bad day, and a mini-review of a highly recommended book on parenting autistic children: Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew […]

Multiple Meltdowns

Multiple Meltdowns

Just last night, Hubby and I were commenting on how great the kids’ behavior has been the past few days. We had spent pretty much the entire day yesterday on a massive housecleaning and organization spree, including rearranging furniture, and the kids were great. It […]

One Beach House, Four Generations, Two 911 Calls…

One Beach House, Four Generations, Two 911 Calls…

As a young child, when we visited my father’s family in Guatemala, we would sometimes rent a couple of tiny bungalows at a Pacific seaside resort. There, we would cram our extended family and a few friends into bunks, on sofas, and, I believe I […]

Ten Lashes With A Wet Noodle

Ten Lashes With A Wet Noodle

My last post (“Other People’s Patients”) inadvertantly caused a bit of anxiety amongst some of my colleagues, and for that, I apologize. I had dreamed up the idea for the post while walking to work, and in my head, it was so funny! A lighthearted […]

Other People’s Patients

Other People’s Patients

How many of us remember Naughty By Nature’s 1991 hit song “O.P.P.”? Come on, guys. You KNOW you sang along: “O.P.P., how can I explain it I’ll take you frame by frame it To have y’all jumpin’ shall we singin’ it O is for Other, P […]