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Lisa Vratny-Smith

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Mama Drama: Ending Morning Madness

Dear Mama Drama: (photo credit) I am having a hard time getting my four year old to preschool on time. I usually ask him to...

Mama Drama: Finessing Interactions with the Unruly Neighbor Child and Her Screaming Mother

Hi Mamas! I could really use some advice! I’m completely stumped! (Image Courtesy of Kevin Shorter) Long story short, my 5-year-old daughter’s “best friend” lives...

Mama Drama: Resolving to Say “Yes” as Much as Possible

Dear Mama Drama: I have noticed recently that anytime my husband or I say “No” to our three-year-old daughter, a huge meltdown ensues. Even if...

Mama Drama: Is Santa Real?

Dear Mama Drama: Do you have suggestions for the “Is Santa real” question?  My eight-year-old asked me very directly if we did the presents and...

Mama Drama: Easing New Mom Nerves

Dear Mama Drama: I’m a new mom and feel like I have no idea what I’m doing most of the time. I haven’t spent much...

Mama Drama: Calming Sibling Competition

Dear Mama Drama, I recently took my 6 and 8 year old daughters to a pumpkin carving contest. It is a wonderful family event that...

Mama Drama: Transitioning From the Family Bed

Dear Mama Drama: My husband and I have been practicing the family bed with our son who is now eighteen months olds. We all sleep...

Mama Drama: Managing Marital Difficulties with a Preschooler in the Midst

Dear Mama Drama: My husband and I have recently been struggling with our relationship. We are going to counseling, but I’m concerned about how the...

Mama Drama: Transforming A Helicopter Mom

Dear Mama Drama: I am the mother of two girls and enjoy being active in their school. I volunteer in a variety of ways in...

Mama Drama: Negotiating Summer Screen Time Limits

Dear Mama Drama: Now that we’re into the lazy days of summer, I’m finding my kids are spending an inordinate amount of time in front...