Moms Talk is a weekly feature on Sherman Oaks Patch, in which local parents are invited to share opinions and advice on parenting issues.
Each week our Moms Council members will discuss a different issue. Join the conversation by weighing in on a topic or asking questions.
Our Moms Council members include:
Linda Arbiter: A licensed family therapist in Sherman Oaks, Linda is also the mother of three children. Linda's specialities include parenting issues, adolescent development and anxiety issues involving children.
Michele Dahl: Michele is a freelance writer and mother to 3-year-old firecracker Shelby and 1-year-old sweetheart Cash. In between working three jobs—not including her unpaid gig as a mommy—she is a contributing writer and product reviewer for hollywoodmomblog.com.
Randi Green: Randi is raising three children, ages 18, 15 and 10. She is a personal trainer, working with children as well as adults. Randi says: "I’ve dealt with the terrible twos, the trying tweens and the terrific/horrific teen years, and have firm opinions on it all!"
Rose Sevilla: Rose is a full-time personal assistant to her toddler, Alastair, and is pregnant with twin boys. She holds a master's degree in linguistics and consults as a language/learning specialist. Prior to entering motherhood, Rose was a classroom teacher for nearly a decade.
This week's question is posed by Rose Sevilla. With Mother's Day coming next month, what would be the ideal gift you would like to receive? Why? Tell us in the comments section at the upper left-hand side of the site.
(Rose says she definitely doesn't want a blender.)