First I searched for nodramamama. It was taken multiple times over. Then I thought, really? Pretty sure we have a little bit of theatrics, a minor dose of hysterics, the occasional sob story, and possible self-torture over myriad parenting decisions. The feeling is that we (generally most of us) have way less of most of those things than books, magazines, television, movies, relatives, innocent bystanders, waitstaff, flight attendants, peers, playground comrades, or blogs expect (want?) us to. Parenting is- yeah, scratch that, I’m not defining parenting. It’s the same and different for everyone, and I am interested in the easiest of the hard ways to get through the hard stuff and the calmest way to get through the chaos.