Monthly Archives: February 2009

To sauce or not to sauce

If my offspring are anything like me, this won’t work. They’ll LOVE hot sauce:

According to media sources, most pediatricians, psychologists and other parenting experts condemn saucing. “There’s no room for pain and humiliation and fear in disciplining healthy children,” Carleton Kendrick, a Boston family therapist and author, told ABC News. “I think it’s a rather barbaric practice to say the least.” Other experts warned in the Washington Post article that hot sauce can sting and hurt and burn a child’s esophagus; it can inflame membranes in the eyes, nose and mouth; it can cause a dangerous allergic reaction; and it can cause the tongue to swell, thereby presenting a possible choking hazard…

BabyCenter: MOMformation » Blog Archive » Saucing: The new spanking


What are you investing in?

As the economy rebounds, people have to make choices. Here’s one I’m glad I don’t have to make:

Apparently there are some people out there who wouldn’t dream of dressing their little darlings in used clothing. I on the other hand wouldn’t dream of paying good money for something my kid will wear for a few hours before barfing, pooping, or painting all over it…

I’d be opting for hand-me-downs (like I wore when I was little). You?

If it weren’t for hand-me-downs my kids would go naked

Dealing with potty training

How do you deal with pooping on the potty?

Thankfully, I don’t. Yuck.