{FAMILY} Why I’ve Decided To Stop Making My Son Wear Pants

In the middle of my son’s Kindergarten year, he decided that he didn’t like pants. He didn’t just dislike them as an item of clothing – he refused to wear them. For months I fought the daily battle, trying my best to wrangle him into pants. Some days, physically forcing him into the ankle-length garb. And then one […]

Ask Mama Dina: Raising Boys (Part I)

My first child was a girl, and for almost three years I truly believed that time outs, positive reinforcement, and a set of house rules were all that I needed to maintain a well-behaved child, and a “parent that has it all figured out” status. And then I had a boy. And while I completely disagree with the negative connotations […]