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The Go-To Mom
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Kimberley is the executive producer of www.TheGoToMom.TV
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Debbie, You rock. Excellent job! Yes, next time please state the name of your drink. ;-D tee. hee.
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Hey hey hey no throwing stones here! I'm the mom who's always looking an excuse to escape away from my kids for date night or good time out with the gals. I like your point, "Shouldn't you be a little selfish on your wedding day." Yes you should, because chances are the rest of your life you'll be putting your kids first! My nephew is getting married and they don't want our kids at the wedding, I'm stumped, because my nephew was in my wedding when he was little. Hmmmm... Thanks for the comment Mrs. Asher.
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This breaks my heart. I have no words...
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2010 on The Walmart Child-Puncher at Ohio Moms Blog
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Welcome Orange County Moms, so cool to have you on board the SVMOMS group!
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Carla, the pictures are fantastic. Thanks SVMOMS for a lovely event at a truly amazing location.
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It's hitting all of us. And each time I put my robe on it reminds me of the state of our economy.
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Glad to have found you!
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Thank you for sharing, you are brave, and ALL of US with kids that age, at some point have taken our anger out on them - as I have done too. However after reading some of this replies listed above, I must comment... First off, Children who are hit learn to be hitters themselves. If your child does what they're told because of the spanking, the lesson you've taught is, "violence works" - no matter how 'soft' or 'hard' you strike. Those who support spanking say it’s okay if it’s deliberate and methodical. "Never spank in anger,"some say. This message claims that hurting a child is acceptable as long it’s done calmly. But research shows that over time a parent who spanks tends to hit harder each time. When spankings lose the desired effect parents tend to be at risk for using too much force leaving children at risk for injury. Many parents defend their right to spank because it provides them with an outlet for frustration and anger with their child - not because it’s effective way to improve their child's behavior. There is NEVER EVER a right time or safe way to hit a child because acts of violence, by their very nature, tend to escalate as times goes on. I'm with you Kacie and Dagmar. When we lash out, we NEED to apologize to our kids. I always make a point to apologize when I "Freak Out" on my kids. I believe that for a child to enter into a healthy adult life with valuable skills, we have to practice teaching our little ones; the importance of limits, how to negotiate, how to compromise, the value of self motivation, and how to successfully and non-aggressively resolve conflicts. Kimberley Clayton Blaine Founder, www.TheGoToMom.TV
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2009 on Why Spanking is Not For Me at NYC Moms
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This approach is fine when your child is young, however as she gets older I recommend a relaxed stance about receiving gifts. This is really an adult philosophy, not a child's issue. After she's four she may wonder or be saddened by the fact that other children receive gifts for their birthday -- why isn't she? Charity is not a concept that is understood by young kids until later in childhood. After she's four and if you’re still set on having no gifts and your child is genuinely fine with that, then I'm sure it's cool for you to state on the invites "No gifts please," or, "No gifts please, but if you’re inclined to do so, books are appreciated." That way if a guest chooses to bring a gift they won’t feel guilty about breaking your request. If people bring gifts, place them in a back room and have your daughter open them when everyone leaves. If you have a relaxed approach then everyone wins! We only have people that we know well at our kids parties, so they all know about keeping the plastic blinking toys away!! Happy Holidaya! Kimberley Clayton Blaine, MA, MFT www.TheGoToMom.TV
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2009 on No Gifts, Please at Canada Moms Blog
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I so love that camera. Tell your son he did a great job! Kimberley C. B.
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Yes, yes, this is every parent's nightmare. I have no fears except for this. My kids are very educated on this topic. I give them power to ALWAYS say NO to any adult at any time. Except to me! Just Kidding... Seriously, I empower my kids to take their personal safety very seriously. And a part of that is letting your kids develop a sense of healthy and realtistic caution.
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2009 on Is every parent this terrified? at LA Moms Blog
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Thanks April!
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What a headache! If you've ever been in the position where you have search for the perfect school for your child, then you'll relate to the mom's in this show. Can a school possibly meet all the needs of a child? What are the things that you value most when looking for the right school? Watch Elise Crane Derby and Liz Dwyer from LAMomsBlog discuss the perils of finding the right school. Choosing the Right School for Your Child @ Yahoo! Video Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2009 at A Byte Out of Life
It's not easy being a single mom. Ah ha, now try dating and sifting through the men you think would be a good fit for you. But it doesn't end there...Whoever you choose has to be a good fit for your child as well. Watch two very funny, well known LA stand-up comics, Amy Anderson and Jessica Bern from LAMomsblog hash out their true feelings about single motherhood and dating. In The Trenches of Single Motherhood @ Yahoo! Video Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2009 at A Byte Out of Life
This is right on cue for her development! Most children have no or few fears before the age two, but as their cognitive development becomes more sophisticated, they begin see the realities or the real world - which can be very scary for a little person. My three year old is clinging to me as I type...all the new transitions for him make him so aware of how he's growing... I have a short video on this at:http://www.thegotomom.com/videos.htm
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Hi Nicole, thanks for the comment. Watch for other "what urks" me on LA Mom Blogs. I have some videos going up too, that you may relate too! Kimberley
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2009 on The Home Town Disadvantage Play Date at LA Moms Blog
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