|this is NOT me|
Because I love to write I asked my local newspaper (The Daily Review Atlas) if they would ever consider adding a parenting column. And that's how Practical Parenting column was created. (That's also a good reason why you'll never get to do what you love if you don't raise your hand and let people know what you love doing).
You may not know it, but I'm kinda a big shot in my little town. Especially with the senior citizen crowd. The grandmas regularly stop me & pull me aside to tell me they enjoyed my article so much they cut it out and send it to their (_________) (fill in the blank: granddaughter, great granddaughter, etc. )
So if you're one of those people I'm sorry. Nothing is more annoying then when you get sent an article in the paper from a long lost relative giving you parenting advice.
Unless of course the advice was helpful and not offensive. In that case, you're welcome!
Read archived Practical Parenting articles here
(as opposed to unrealistic-make-you-feel-worse-about-yourself advice in other places!)