Monday, May 10, 2010
Greetings and salutations, good readers. Allow me to introduce myself.
I am KaliSara, single parent of two beautiful children who also drive me crazy... and it IS a short trip. I am also a pagan (NOT wiccan) witch, podcast radio show c0host (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Pagan-Musings) , community leader, small business owner (www.pangaiastore.com), poet/writer, and full-time employee (Quality Assurance) at a small iron supplement manufacturing company. And that's just the big stuff...
The purpose of this blog is provide an educated look at the negative feelings, happenings, etc. of parenting. Educated because I do have a minor in Psychology, with ongoing personal studies in child psychology. Negative because kids can be annoying, frustrating, hard-to-deal-with, and a hundred other things that make us want to pull out our hair. Yet, most parenting advice/situational blogs talk about only the good stuff (bragging) or how to solve the problem.
I want to provide a place where it is okay for parents to acknowledge that sometimes, just sometimes, they want to see how long they can leave the kids at the babysitters before CPS is called.
Now, I'm not saying you SHOULD, but we should have the right to acknowledge these fleeting nasty feelings that crop up from time to time. Acknowledge them as valid feelings and move past them to be healthy, happy, non-homicidal parents.
A few more things:
1) I am a smart-ass, snarky, sarcastic person... but I'm also funny, so hang on to your hat.
2) Parenting isn't just about the parent(s) and kid(s); there's grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, siblings, friends (with and without kids), babysitters, teachers, etc. None of these people will be safe from my verbal slaying
3) I practice attachment parenting and gentle discipline. I do not spank or cry-it-out. This is not up for discussion or debate. Any comments trying to "convert" me to another parenting style will be read with respect and probably deleted. No offense intended; nothing personal.
4) Other then the above, all commentary is welcome and appreciated.
I think that about covers this intro blog... Look for my first rant soon!!