When I was a child, I loved school. I loved high school. I loved university. I loved writing essays and taking tests. I even loved studying. My daughter however does not like anything about school. She doesnât like homework. She doesnât even seem to like learning in a classroom setting. She would rather read books on her own. Ask her any fact about any animal and she will be able to tell you. In short, she does not like school! More
My fiancĂ© has told me numerous times that if his children do something I donât like when they are with us, then I can, and should, say something to them. Which is good in theory, but in practice, I just canât do it. More
As regular readers of my posts know, I have two different children from two different fathers and I have never tied the knot. I CHOOSE to live MY life as a non-wife. But what makes me so furious that I want to actually throw my laptop across the room are when readers have the nerve to call my children âillegitimate,â a word I havenât ever uttered. Ever.
If anyone came up to me and said, âYour children are BASTARDS and illegitimate,â I would punch them in the face and gladly take the jail time. More
In less than a month, my son Holt will be celebrating his first birthday. I should probably send out invitations. But, actually, he wonât be celebrating anything. More
When you have a child, or children, one of the most difficult things to do is to separate fact from fiction.
When my daughter told me that she felt like there was an ant in her ear, it sounded a lot like, âMy dog ate my homework.â I hate myself, as a person and more importantly as a mother, for immediately thinking that when my 9-year told me that it âfeels like thereâs an ant in my ear,â I thought she just wanted to get out of school the next day. Basically, I thought my daughter was a liar. More
Now I have stepchildren in my life and Iâm not really sure what to expect, or how to be proactive when it comes to my two stepchildren. I donât want to feel like Motherâs Day is the Biggest Let Down of The Year. I know I shouldnât EXPECT anything. And while I donât really, I canât help but know my stepchildren are in my house 50 percent of the time. More
My daughter and I started watching medical shows, or shows that feature people who are born with a syndrome that affects one in a trillion, when she was only three. She was addicted to them from the start and could easily sit there and watch an hour-long documentary on the 450-pound man or the Tallest Man in the World or on Siamese Twins. I thought it was wonderful that she was so fascinated and thought for sure sheâs going to be a doctor, because what other child is so fascinated by these shows?
Well, she may still be a doctor one dayâŠor she could turn out to be a completely neurotic adult. More
There is a lot of jealousy when it comes to blending families. Case in point? Technology. My fiancĂ© has to rotate the photo on his iPhone screen because he is surrounded by a bunch of jealous family members, half biologically related, half not. More
Iâm being proactive this year when it comes to Motherâs Day. Iâve planned a mother-daughter ONLY trip for five days. My daughter will be missing four days of school, since I want to spend a week with her. Itâs MOTHER week in my household!
She canât wait to go to Bahamas and be alone with me. Itâs going to be a fucking great Motherâs Day Week. For both me and my daughter. More
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âListen,â I said, pulling the covers off of her, moodily. âYou wanted to join and now itâs not about you. Itâs about the TEAM.â I continued to rant. âYou are letting the TEAM down if you donât show up. Do you think I like to get up this early to take you? No! But I do it because you joined.â
My daughter jumped out of bed. She was miserable, but I hope she understood that she couldnât be selfish when you are a part of a team. More
But when you have a baby, people want to see the goddamn baby. Honestly, weâve not brought the baby before when weâve been invited over to peopleâs homes â because heâs napping or itâs his bedtime – and the looks of disappointment on peopleâs faces when we show up at the door is almost heartbreaking. Literally, their faces fall, as if we just gave them some awful news, like, âIâve just smashed into your car while parking.â More
After those two minutes, itâs like we donât even HAVE kids (He has two children from a previous marriage. I have one. And together my fiancĂ© and I have the aforementioned most-adorable-baby-on-the-planet.) After our two minutes of talking about how fucking cute and brilliant our baby is, we really do spend the next couple hours, before passing out, talking about people or work or anything else that is bugging us. More
When I first got my new car, I made a rule that it was to be a âNO EATING CARâ meaning my daughter was not allowed to eat in the car. That lasted about a week, until we went to my parents’ house and they handed her a cookie as we drove off. It just went down hill from there.
Before I could say, âSuper size fries!â she was eating McDonaldâs in the back seat when Iâd take her through drive-thru. She was eating banana bread from Starbucks, which trust me, is worse than eating French fries. She was even eating ice cream cones. More
I think, although no one will admit it, that she is very brave. Actually, Iâm not so sure if she is courageous or more just showing unconditional love. She doesnât give a damn how her son dresses and she will post him wearing clips in his hair, just as often as she posts photos of her daughter baking. More