A Letter to my Children… About Love, Butter and Chicken Bones

Click here for a wonderful post about love, parenting, being a mom and well… take my word for it, this is a MUST READ: A Letter to my Children… About Love, Butter and Chicken Bones.

This post gets 5 our of 5 stars from West Coast Review.

I just discovered this wonderful thoughtful and fun blog Mostly Beautiful Things (mostlybeautifulthings.com). Take a look, check it out. you’ll be glad you did.


Vampire Maman’s Recommendations for Parenting Books

The ultimate list of parenting books  – click here for: Vampire Maman’s Recommendations for Parenting Books.

My recommendation about parenting is to DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR KIDS. Period. End of discussion. But read the article anyways because it will make you laugh.


California Afternoon, Vampire Guys (again), Parenting and Modern Life

Feel free to share this random bit with your friends – from the odd alternate universe. Click here for: California Afternoon, Vampire Guys (again), Parenting and Modern Life.




Thank you for pissing off my teenage daughter…

Dear Ms K,Thank you for pissing off my child enough so that she tells me about it. If only one person reads this blog today I hope it is you.Parents are invisible except in what you see in our children. With any luck the best of us reflects in our teens. But they are their own people by this time. They aren’t just influenced by us, but by the kids around them and by the teachers and by what they read.This is about what they read.And this is specifically for you, my daughter’s Freshman English teacher.

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The Wednesday Corner With Juliette Kings



There is no such thing as a “part time mom”

I’m a working mom.

I am also a FULL TIME MOM. I will ALWAYS be a FULL TIME MOM.

I might not be physically with my child but I am always there. I am ALWAYS the mom – full time – even when I’m at my office job. I am there.

In the fall my daughter will be starting high school. I’ve worked full time since she was 11 weeks old.

I challenge ANYONE to be as close to their child as I am to mine or to have done a better job at parenting.

People are always telling me “You and your daughter are so close.” Indeed we are and that is no accident. She is a happy, successful and well adjusted child with a good sense of humor. She is independent. She is popular. She does well in school. And she looks forward to a hopeful future full of possibilities. She has the world in her hands. AND she is proud of her mom – and her dad who also works full time (and is a FULL TIME DAD).

The same goes for 99% of the working moms I know.

There is no such thing as a part time mom. Period. End of story. Enough.

~ MT

A Pop Quiz for My Teenagers

The most brilliant parenting post I’ve ever read.

Click here for:A Pop Quiz for My Teenagers.

Put down your coffee or you’ll spit it on the screen laughing…or this might just have you crying.

If you aren’t following the blog Brown Road Chronicles you should be. It gets the 5+ star rating from West Coast Review.

Things to Teach Our Children

Things to teach our children:

  • Winning/beating someone in a lower skill level is not winning. It is a sissy thing to do. Strive for higher goals not the easy win.
  • Winning is not everything.
  • Life is not fair so learn from your experiences.
  • Even when things suck know that you’ve done your best.
  • Some people have bad morals and values and you have to deal with it because THEY are not going to change. You have to stand by what is right.
  • Being involved in a sport does not mean you will always see good sportsmanship.
  • If you fall get back up and keep going.
  • Never give up.
  • Believe in yourself.
  • Support others.
  • You’re a good person if you do the right thing, treat other people fairly and stand your ground.

Those hit-me-in-the-head-with-a-brick parenting moments

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