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

4 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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