By Julia Arnold of Frantic Mama “I’m really not sure when it all started to spiral out of control,” an anxious mother of two, Cecilia Winstock,* tells reporters. “I guess I just thought emojis helped texts make it clear how I was feeling. You know, like that cute smiley winking one […]
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By Julia Arnold After several weeks of half-hearted potty training attempts, we figured out that my son preferred peeing standing up and facing the toilet, and he was miraculously potty trained. For peeing, that is. Poop was another story. He simply couldn’t deal with sitting on the potty and dropping […]
By Julia Arnold of Frantic Mama Don’t worry, I’m not contributing to the incessant Internet ranting. I’m not ripping anyone to shreds here. I won’t be telling you who I voted for, and I won’t tell you which party I affiliate with. I’m tired of the intense wave of negativity […]
By Julia Arnold of Frantic Mama “I…I didn’t think so much could happen in 10 minutes,” distraught mother, Donna Martin, informed police at her home at 10 am Friday. “All I wanted was a shower where people weren’t turning lights on and off and flushing the toilet. That’s all I […]
By Julia Arnold of Frantic Mama How can I teach my kids to be kind to each other and to themselves? How can I teach them to be confident, inquisitive, happy children? Children who will gradually grow into young adults and then, unbelievably, adults. As far as body image […]
By Julia Arnold of FranticMama.com Whether we like to admit it or not, some stereotypes aren’t too far off the mark. In the case of my fellow Big Ten graduates, I would venture to bet that most of us share certain stereotypical similarities, especially revolving around college sports and longstanding rivalries. […]
By Julia Arnold of FranticMama.com You know the times in your life when you can’t really muster an all-out sob fest because the situation doesn’t quite merit real, actual tears, and you can’t explode into joyful laughter because that would just be too twisted, but something needs to come out? […]