Category: The Mom Scene

The kids who hate Santa … and the mom who insists on a photo every year

When this week’s The Mom Scene column was published, I was kind of expecting reader backlash like “What?! You force your kids to sit on Santa’s knee when they are CLEARLY UNCOMFORTABLE?! You negligent monster!” But I have yet to receive one comment or email… Continue Reading “The kids who hate Santa … and the mom who insists on a photo every year”

Brats without bribes? Nah, more like bribes without brats

I was worried about the latest instalment of my parenting column, The Mom Scene, because I know parents can get really uppitty about bribing — rewards, incentives, whatever you want to call it. I didn’t want people to think my kids were little brats… Continue Reading “Brats without bribes? Nah, more like bribes without brats”

There once was a child who swallowed a screw

“I ate a screw.” Life is never dull with young children, except I wish it wasn’t quite as exciting as a four-year-old swallowing a hunk of metal.