Determined not to let Mickey Mouse and diaper changes replace all of my hobbies, I took a new approach to cake baking. The EASY approach! No matter your baking style, consider trying out a few of my favorite hacks the next time the baking bug strikes.
Author Archive | Laura
For more than 10 years I’ve been working professionally to help people who are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Now, as a parent, I find myself considering how I’ll talk to my son about these substances in an effective way. It’s scary and intimidating, even for me! But take heart, we can have conversations […]
From my perspective, our kiddo is pretty well traveled for a 19-month-old. We’re not talking jetting to Japan or jaunting to Jarkata, but he has been in more planes, trains, and automobiles around the United States than most his age. And that’s by choice. Yes, there are MANY challenges that come with traveling with a […]
This post is part of “Bully No More,” an editorial series hosted by the Fort Worth Moms Blog. In the 6th grade, I used to walk home from school with my next door neighbor, Amelia. One of the older boys in our neighborhood decided to make us his special project but yelling and throwing crabapples […]
This post is part of “Bully No More,” an editorial series hosted by the Fort Worth Moms Blog. As parents, we hear a lot of convincing statistics about the effects of bullying. But as a clinical psychologist, I am even more convinced by the longterm psychological damage I witness regularly in my adult clients who […]
The first thing people notice about my 16-month-old son Christopher is the same thing people first notice about me: We are BIG! Actually, the first thing most people notice about my son is his glorious curly hair, but his size is a close second. At his recent 15-month check up, his pediatrician told us he is […]
If your kiddo is anything like mine, then you spend a lot of time in your pediatrician’s office. Thanks, winter at daycare! And, if you’re anything like me, you’ve often wondered about that time. Wondered if you’re asking the right questions or giving the right pieces of information. Wondered if you’re getting the best medical advice […]