Thank you all for your supportive and encouraging comments regarding my sweet three year old.
This week, I have worked on being patient and sticking to my guns. Mama gave me the Supernanny book which has a lot of ideas for lovingly dealing with behavior issues. We (James and I) have a few tactics we are using. Primarily, I keep a close enough eye on her to detect the makings of a tantrum before it hits and head it off. Redirect! I have also spent a $h!t ton of time playing, chasing, singing, dancing this week and I have upped the number of reading lessons.
Things are getting better.