Asrai Devin

Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.” ― Sylvia Plath

February 18, 2013
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Parental Bullying

Those who believe in punishing children (or punishing anyone) might want to go somewhere else. If you want some information on why punishment doesn’t work you can go here: Ahaparenting.com       Alright who is left now? You might … Continue reading

November 14, 2012
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Things I’m obsessed with: Positive Parenting

We have two children. Our daughter is ten, I’ll spare you a lot of details, because I don’t want to broadcast her life on the internet, telling things that not even she knows. She’s a naturally passive child. She’s quiet … Continue reading

July 16, 2012
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The State of Children today

The first article I read was on HuffPost titled “The Benefits of Spoiling Children in America” which was full of comments about children being too spoiled, not having enough responsibilities and so on. It linked to an article in the … Continue reading

May 14, 2012
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It’s all in your perspective

I spent the morning shopping with my mother and sister in law. I stay out of shops, because in an effort to reach our long term goals we are on a strict budget. Meanwhile, my sister in law places no … Continue reading

February 6, 2012
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making peace with drudgery

This phrase came to my mind the other day while i pondered my life as a unpaid parenting professional. I advocate we stop calling us stay-at-home-parents or even say-at-home-MOM, like moms who don’t have paid jobs are worth less to … Continue reading

January 27, 2012
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Parenting VS Fighting Evil

I was going to make this parenting VS fighting darkspawn (ala Dragon Ages) but I thought I would branch out. My daughter and I were leaving the grocery store and my 2 year old protested when I picked him up … Continue reading

December 23, 2011
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A love so wrong that it’s right

Okay, Bella is not the poster child for teen girls to emulate. Nor should we parent like Bella’s parents. But it’s the perfect teenage fantasy: no parents to tell you what to do. But they still provide your basic needs. But I … Continue reading

November 10, 2011
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How hard is to raise a baby?

I am addicted to Yahoo Answers Parenting and Pregnancy section. You can find me there telling people how much they don’t know about parenting. Someone asked “How hard is to raise a baby?” I started replying and realized there was … Continue reading

November 7, 2011
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Perfect Mom Monday: Illness in the house

Friday night we went out for supper. Halfway into it, daughter said her tummy hurts. Not uncommon. Saturday: she is sick  all day. I know my son is next because he keeps grabbing her cup and drinking the remains of … Continue reading

November 1, 2011
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Guest Post: Big Picture Parenting by Emily Casey

Emily is a stay-at-home mom of two little crazy kids. She chases them around all day before collapsing in front of her computer to write. She’s about to publish a YA book, The Fairy Tale Trap, about a girl who … Continue reading

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