Author Archives: Maria Guido

Don’t Complain About Seeing My Child In A Stroller Unless You Want To Run My Errands For Me

Donât Complain About Seeing My Child In A Stroller Unless You Want To Run My Errands For Me

I can add seeing an older toddler in a stroller to the list of the things I used to judge parents about before I actually became one. Then I had a child in the city – and I realized sometimes you just really need to get things done. Has anyone ever stopped to consider that? Sometimes parents need to walk faster than a child’s pace and actually accomplish something. More »

First Grader Doodles On Desk, Awful Teacher Forces Her To Sit On Floor For Weeks

First Grader Doodles On Desk, Awful Teacher Forces Her To Sit On Floor For Weeks

I always try to see a teacher’s side when a news story surfaces about an alleged infraction he or she may have committed. I can’t imagine being in charge of a room full of grade schoolers, and I doubt it’s an easy task. But I just can’t understand what made this Houston teacher think taking a desk away from a first grader and forcing her to sit on the floor for weeks was okay. More »

Details Emerge That Abigail Hernandez May Have Been Held In a Shipping Container – Do We Believe Her Now?

Details Emerge That Abigail Hernandez May Have Been Held In a Shipping Container - Do We Believe Her Now?

Last October, 14-year-old Abigail Hernandez was walking home from school when she was allegedly abducted by 34-year-old Nathaniel E. Kibby. Kibby was ordered held on $1 million cash bail after his arraignment this week in a New Hampshire courtroom. $1 million cash bail. I guess we can hope now that the rumors swirling around her disappearance will disappear. Probably not though. For some reason, girls are always a suspect in their own crimes.
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I Breastfeed For All The Men Out There Who Don’t Have The Internet And Can’t Google Boobs

I Breastfeed For All The Men Out There Who Don't Have The Internet And Can't Google Boobs

Why do I breastfeed? For men. Duh.

Sure, my infant child gets nutrition out of the deal and stays alive, and that is a bonus – but the real reason I breastfeed is because I am an exhibitionist. Also, I know there’s a man out there whose internet connection in his mom’s basement is spotty at best, and he need to see boobs, too. I’m doing it for him, obviously.
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It’s Absurd That Florida Won’t Allow Doctors To Ask Patients If They Own A Gun

It's Absurd That Florida Won't Allow Doctors To Ask Patients If They Own A Gun

Our country loves guns, and it loves respecting the “privacy” of gun owners. So much so, that the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit just upheld a 2011 Florida law that makes it illegal for doctors to ask patients if they own a gun. Apparently, asking someone if they own a gun is more invasive than asking them if they have herpes, suicidal tendencies, or genetic diseases. More »

Anti-Vaxxers Are Now Wary Of Vitamins, Proving There Is No End To Their Idiocy

Anti-Vaxxers Are Now Wary Of Vitamins, Proving There Is No End To Their Idiocy

Anti-vaxxers, not content with the devastating results of bringing back diseases that have long been eradicated and are preventable by routine vaccinations, have set their sights on a new target – vitamins. It seems that the same parents who are refusing to vaccinate their children against disease, are also turning down a shot of vitamin K, routinely given to infants since the 1960′s. More »

The 10 Stages Of A Toddler Meltdown

The 10 Stages Of A Toddler Meltdown

As a mom of an almost four-year-old, I am proud to announce that I can read my toddler like a book. I know when his meltdowns are coming, and exactly what they are going to look like. I am not so proud to announce I have no idea how to stop them. The good thing is, if you can accurately measure where you are on the meltdown scale, you know how much time you have left to endure. It’s like being able to see the tip of the mountain; you can begin telling yourself you’ll get to the top eventually.
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Fed Up Woman Gives Us All An Amazing Tool To Fight Street Harassment

Fed Up Woman Gives Us All An Amazing Tool To Fight Street Harassment

I don’t know that I have ever met a woman who hasn’t been harassed on the street at some point in her life. It happens with such frequency, I think it’s easy to almost forget what a violation it is. As women, we get used to blocking the sounds of men on the street out, turning the other way, or pretending we simply can’t hear them. But what if we didn’t ignore them? What would happen? One woman decided to find out. More »