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Lisa Vratny-Smith

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Mama Drama: Supporting Toddlers During Sibling Sports

~With summer sports seasons moving into full swing, this post is a good reminder for families with tag along toddlers. Dear Mama Drama: My husband...

Mama Drama: Getting the Babes to Bed

Dear Mama Drama: I can’t get my kids to bed at night. They don’t listen when I tell them to stop watching TV or playing...

Mom Memories: Being Present in the Random Moments of Joy

When I reflect on the thirteen years I’ve been a mom (and, no, I cannot believe that tiny baby is really a teenager now!) my...

Mama Drama: Difficult Day Care Dilemma

I need some Mama Drama help! We’ve recently moved and our 18-month old son just started a new daycare and we HATE it. Our son...

Mama Drama: Discussing Death and Dying

Dear Mama Drama: I have two children ages 3 and 5. We have a family member who has been diagnosed with cancer and her prognosis...

Mama Drama: Tips for Taking Your Tots Out In Public

Dear Mama Drama: I have nearly decided I cannot take my kids out in public anymore. Every time I do, they have terrible meltdowns and...

Mama Drama: Fostering Honesty in Preschoolers

Dear Mama Drama: I have a question about the blurry line between encouraging active imaginations and lying.  Lying is absolutely not tolerated and we have...

Mama Drama: Supporting a Five-Year-Old’s Feelings Frenzy

Dear Mama Drama: My five-year old son seems to be very sensitive.  He cries at nearly everything; if we say no, if things don’t turn...

Mama Drama: Addressing the Trauma of Tragedy

Dear Mama Drama: With one traumatic event after another in the headlines I am struggling to manage my own anxieties much less those of my...

Mama Drama: Merry Moderation

Dear Mama Drama: My daughter is three and is starting to understand that the holiday season means presents. I have seen my older nieces and...