Author Archives: Maria Guido

Divorce Sucks For Kids But The Alternative May Be Even Worse

Divorce Sucks For Kids But The Alternative May Be Even Worse

The idea that kids are damaged by divorce is not a new one. Children of divorced parents are constantly underperforming those whose families stayed intact. We know boys especially suffer consequences when they are raised apart from their fathers. Every time I hear these statistics, I can’t help but wonder why? My own experience with my parents divorce may be clouding my judgment here, but I was miserable in a household where two parents who didn’t belong together, stayed together. More »

Forget The Babysitter – Now You Can Take Your Toddler Clubbing

Forget The Babysitter - Now You Can Take Your Toddler Clubbing

The only nightclub environment I’ve ever been to in a daytime setting was early morning spill-over club parties in San Francisco in the nineties. This is probably why the thought of bringing my toddler to a club during daylight hours makes my skin crawl. But if walking into a club in the middle of the afternoon doesn’t give you flashbacks to all of the horrible decisions you made in your twenties and you live in NYC – you may enjoy Fuzipop. More »

Alicia Silverstone Refuses To Vaccinate Her Kid Because, Miso Soup

Alicia Silverstone Refuses To Vaccinate Her Kid Because, Miso Soup

In Alicia Silverstone‘s new parenting guide, The Kind Mama, she explains that her son Bear’s healthy, kind, plant-based diet is the reason he’s never been sick. She refuses to vaccinate him, because the bowl of miso soup he has for breakfast every morning is just as effective as injecting him with a vaccine developed by decades of peer-reviewed scientific research and testing. Obviously. More »

Thank God For The Wage Gap Because Without It Women Would Never Find A Husband

Thank God For The Wage Gap Because Without It Women Would Never Find A Husband

It makes a whole lot of sense to shift the conversation about what women are paid, to what the men in their lives are paid. Need I point out the obvious that there are plenty of women who have no men in their lives? How about the fact that dual income families account for 42% of households? But women should not worry about what they are paid, they should instead concentrate on making the pay gap even wider so their men are paid more to make up for what they aren’t earning because of the pay gap. Are you confused yet? You should be – because this woman makes no sense.
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An Open Love Letter To Diaper Wipes

An Open Love Letter To Diaper Wipes

Since everyone and their mother has taken to writing open letters to everyone they come into contact with, ever – I figured why reserve them for living, breathing, entities? You deserve some appreciation, too. Since you aren’t blessed with the gift of hearing and speech like every other person who “receives” these Internet letters and actually talking to you is pointless – I figured, why not? Why not let the world know about my devotion? My dedication? To diaper wipes.
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