Fierce Mommy: And It Was All Yellow…

. a blogumn by Stephanie Myers Last week I was introduced to a phenomenon that bothers me more than a little bit and I’m not sure if it’s just me.  My son Aidan and I went over to the Children’s Playground in Golden Gate Park to enjoy the return of sunshine and balmy weather...

Fierce Mommy: Budget Beauty

A blogumn by Stephanie Myers A few weeks ago, when H and I were watching yet another report about the depressed economy and layoffs, I pointed out that H’s company (a prominent retail cosmetics company) should be pretty okay.  I told him about the “lipstick rule” –...

Fierce Mommy: The Birds and the B-Listers

. A blogumn by Stephanie Myers Before you have kids, you often have a general idea of what you want your parenting philosophy to be.  After lots of careful thought, most of which is not based on any actual kid experience, you have definite ideas of how you want to raise your kids regarding...

Fierce Mommy: The Junk Food Suspension

. A blogumn by Stephanie Myers Junk Food Gets Suspended From Massachusetts’s Schools The topic of junk food in schools seems to appear on the radar once in a while, usually in response to some study or other, only to fade into semi-obscurity again with the new news cycle.  Now a change in...

Fierce Mommy: jon and kate plus child labor violations?

. a blogumn by stephanie myers i have to admit something.  i’m probably one of a handful of people left in america who has not watched the show jon and kate plus 8.  that doesn’t mean that i haven’t seen or heard a great deal about this family.   there are people who are apparently rabid fans...

Fierce Mommy: the economics of telling our kids “no”

. a blogumn by stephanie meyers “parents are suddenly saying ‘no’ and their kids are saying, ‘what do you mean?’ ” - robert d. manning; economist, rochester institute of technology; author of Credit Card Nation it would be a great understatement to say that money is on the minds of...

Fierce and Mommy: To Spank or Not To Spank

. A blogumn by Stephanie Myers According to Slate Magazine: The typical parent, when whacking a misbehaving child, doesn’t pause to wonder: “What does science have to say about the efficacy of corporal punishment?” If they are thinking anything at all, it’s:...