imageIt’s a slender wrist peeking out from the sleeve of a grey car coat. It’s the damp tendrils of a child’s hair. Or it could be the faint smell of halibut that lingers too long in the kitchen like an unwelcome in-law.  You never quite know what smells, sights, or sounds will pull at your emotions, compelling you to string together words that eventually will evolve into a poem, story, or journal entry.

Come, take a moment to visit this quiet, unassuming little page. Read a poem. Read a story. And hopefully find a flicker of beauty in the words.

Claudia Caramiello

Scary Mommy

6 thoughts on “About Word Blush

  1. So what is your alternative to spanking your boys? I read your article about “Nice hands” and wanted to know what you do instead?


    1. Hi! Thanks for reading my article. I’m not claiming to have all the answers, I wish Kids came with instructions. I find redirecting helps, and asking if there is a better way to do what they were doing. I do a lot of, how would you feel if someone said that to you, also. My biggest problem is my boys fighting, so I try (not always successful) to get them to see it from the other guy’s side.


  2. Loved your article on the futility of hitting children . I agree wholeheartedly with you. I have nine children and have lived through the same time as your father and did use spanking as a disciplinary method for my first two children because , truthfully, I didn’t know any better. Even then it didn’t feel right. From about the beginning of the eighties I have not laid a finger on any child, and seven were born from that period. There is always another way. Keep up the good work and continue to spread the message…

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  3. I want to say how amazing and 100% accurate you are. I found you when I needed to hear that we as mom’s are all going through similar heart breaks, happy times and well life in general. I have a 14 year old who just started 9th grade, a 13 year old, 8th grader who has Autism,ADHD, severe Seperation anxiety with high blood pressure and some medical issues. I then have the baby of our family who just started 5th grade. All 100% boys and my god can i relate to all your stories. Lately life has seemed a little more crazy, hard and sometimes down right exhausting. Thank you for being so honest and putting your life out here for all of us to see.

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    1. Abbie, thank you so very much for taking the time to write to me, it makes me so happy. Enjoy the crazy, wonderful, heartbreaking, breathtaking moments with your family, and thanks for reading.


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