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The Orange Rhino
The Orange Rhino is a mom to four energetic boys ages 6 and under and recent winner of PARENTS Magazine 2013 Blog Most Likely to Help You Achieve a Goal. In January 2012 her handyman caught her screaming at her boys. Mortified by her behavior, she promised her boys that she would go 365 days straight without yelling. Her blog documents her journey, highlighting her lessons learned and alternatives to yelling. Her book, "Yell Less, Love More: How The Orange Rhino Mom Stopped Yelling at Her Kids and How You Can Too" is due out Fall 2014.

Entries by The Orange Rhino

15 Ways to Keep Your Resolution to Stop Yelling at Your Kids

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 2:30 PM

In January 2012, I promised my four sons, then ages 5 and under, that I would go 365 days straight without yelling. I had just been caught yelling at them by the handyman, and the disappointment I felt for having become a yelling mom (a mom I so never thought...

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The Thanksgiving I Ruined by Yelling at My Kids

(1) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 4:07 PM

Unfortunately, before I started my original Orange Rhino Challenge to go 365 days straight without yelling at my four boys (then ages 5 and under), the "Not-So-Great" Thanksgiving of 2010 happened. Oh, how I wish that I'd decided to teach myself to "Yell Less, Love More" before that...

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It's Not Too Late to Stop Yelling at Your Kids

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 2:11 PM

This is quite possibly the email I get most often from people who have just heard about The Orange Rhino Challenge, my promise to go 365 days straight without yelling at my boys.

Dear Orange Rhino,

I am inspired by your story and how you stopped yelling. It...

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7 Dinge, die Mütter WIRKLICH hören wollen

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 5:41 PM

Sie haben wahrscheinlich bei der Huffington Post und anderswo eine Menge darüber gelesen, was Sie tunlichst nicht sagen sollten - zu Müttern, die zu Hause bleiben und zu arbeitenden Müttern; zu Müttern, die zufüttern und zu Müttern von Kindern mit speziellen Bedürfnissen; zu Single-Müttern und Adoptiveltern.

Die Liste der Beiträge...

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What To Say to All Moms

(4) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 10:29 AM

By now I am guessing that you have seen articles on The Huffington Post and elsewhere about what not to say -- to stay-at-home moms and working moms; to formula-feeding moms and moms of special needs children; to single moms...

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How the Mommy Witch Stole Halloween

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 4:43 PM

I thank Dr. Seuss and my children for inspiring this piece!

Every boy in OrangeRhino-ville liked Halloween a lot...
but their Mommy, a witch in October, did NOT!
Oh, their mommy hated Halloween! The whole Halloween season!
From the first costume catalog received to the last candy...

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An Ode to the Moms I Will Never Be

(6) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 3:44 PM

It's Mother's Day this Sunday, and while my four boys will praise me for being the mom that I am, sadly, I know that deep down inside, I will be thinking about the mom that I am not. You see, I often feel inadequate as a mom and think of...

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10 Things I Learned When I Stopped Yelling at My Kids

(205) Comments | Posted March 23, 2013 | 4:57 PM

January 20, 2012. I will never forget that date. Thinking I was home alone with my four boys, then ages 5 and under, my handyman caught me in a full on, red in the face, body shaking, throat throbbing scream so bad that all my boys burst into tears. I...

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