PARENT SCREAM! Join us now!

***UPDATE: I am hearing that some, but not all, free subscribers are unable to comment. I don’t understand why, because I’ve checked my settings many times and this thread should be open to free subscribers. I AM SO SORRY AND ALSO THIS MAKES ME WANT TO SCREAM EVEN MORE.

I will organize another scream soon once I’ve figured out what’s wrong with my settings. I’m so sorry to those of you who’ve joined and can’t comment!!***

Greetings, parents who are barely hanging in there! Tonight’s real-time scream is starting now, so please join if you can. I encourage you to rant, vent, scream, yell, cry in the thread below …. whatever you need in this moment, we understand. I’ll be here until around 9pm ET to virtually wipe your tears and commiserate.

There’s no audio or video in the thread, sorry — but for the sake of those with sleeping children, perhaps that’s for the best? (HOWEVER, by all means, if you want to/can, please also scream loudly at your computer. I do that frequently.)

ALSO, if you enjoy this thread, don’t forget that I host weekly threads for paid subscribers. We vent, support each other, share tips, etc. And right now I’m running a 30% off sale for all paid subscriptions:

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Because I’ve opened this up to the public, I also want to share some thread ground rules:

  1. Be courteous and treat everyone with respect. We are all doing the best we can during a very fraught, stressful, scary time, and some of us have more constraints on our lives than others. Please don’t judge others for their choices or tell other parents they’re doing things wrong.

  2. No hate speech or bullying. Bullying of any kind isn't allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated.

  3. Respect everyone's privacy. What is shared in the thread stays in the thread.

  4. No promotions or spam.

  5. I reserve the right to delete comments that break these ground rules and/or ban people who make repeat offenses. And ban I will, believe me.

Ok, let’s go!