A mother was very concerned with the slow response time she recently experienced when she called 911 after an emergency with her toddler. She was met with a pre-recorded hold message, terrified that she’d have to deal with her emergency on her own. The emergency? Her toddler’s leg was caught in a chair. More
Author Archives: Maria Guido
The idea of a flu-vaccination program in schools is a good one. Parents sign permission forms, and a pop-up clinic is set up at the school to vaccinate children. Great. What’s not great is messing up the paperwork and giving a kid whose parent did not consent the shot. It’s still not enough of a mishap to sully this excellent program.
There’s been so much horrific information surfacing about Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Matriarch Mama June that it doesn’t even seem possible that there could be more. There is. She has a history of dating sex offenders. This story is a never-ending mess.
If your 8-year-old child accused your boyfriend of molestation and there were court documents drawn up detailing what had happened, I’m assuming you would need to look those over as the parental guardian of the child in question, right? Is there any possible scenario in which “Mama June” Shannon has not seen the documents released this week, detailing the molestation of her daughter, Anna? More
A woman accidentally shot herself inside a home daycare in Indiana last night. It’s a 24-hour-daycare so it’s quite possible there could have been kids inside, although that has not been confirmed. So I learned two things already today: 24-hour daycares exist and it’s A-ok to keep a gun in a home daycare in the state of Indiana as long as it’s locked. More
When friends are pregnant with their first child and they get excited about their impending due dates, I have to remember to keep my mouth shut and not share the news that I was very late with both of my children. No hugely pregnant woman wants to be reminded that is an option. More
We could very well be calling Fryberg a depressed sociopath with a bloodlust for a girl he felt an unnatural ownership over. Instead, we’re calling him the heartbroken Homecoming Prince. There is a lesson here for parents of girls and boys alike; this is what happens when you neglect to teach boys that the object of their affection isn’t their property. And the way that we are speaking about this murderous rampage is sending a message to young girls everywhere,
Don’t be the girl who drives the boy crazy – you may wind up dead. More
An Australian mother was understandably annoyed when she received a handwritten letter from a neighbor who was complaining about her crying baby. The only thing more annoying than a crying baby is a person who thinks you can magically stop an infant from crying. More
I don’t buy a bunch of candy just so I can give it to a bunch of thankless teenagers. If they are excited about the holiday, dressed up, and festive – they can have all the candy. If not – shove it, kids. More
Just before 10 a.m. Eastern time this morning, Jezebel reported that Walmart had a section on their website labeled “Fat Girl Costumes.” Dozens of media outlets have picked up the story and people are tweeting at Walmart like crazy. The page is still up. This is such a slow-moving train wreck — it’s almost fun to watch. More
Stories of women being shamed for public breastfeeding are so rampant these days I could probably start a weekly column. How depressing. This week a woman wasn’t actually told to leave an establishment, a creepy employee just took it upon himself to photograph her while she was breastfeeding. I’m sure he had the best of intentions. He was probably planning on uploading it to La Leche League’s Facebook page or something. More
I’m a busy mom, but also a person who loves entertaining guests and showing off my culinary chops. Unfortunately, the busy mom usually overrides the desire to make some fancy stuff for guests. Which is why I am thrilled to have a few recipes in my arsenal that are quick, but also amazing looking and delicious. None of my guests would ever believe how easy this particular dish is to make — but that’s okay, because I’d never tell them anyway. I’d rather pretend I’ve been toiling for hours and it’s probably a recipe that could never be duplicated. I’m sneaky like that. More
TLC has cancelled popular reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo in light of the recent allegations that the show’s matriarch is dating a convicted child molester. I have a renewed faith in reality TV. More
There have been plenty of stories about breastfeeding moms thrown out of restaurants and shamed for daring to feed their kids anywhere but the privacy of their own homes. I can confidently say I never thought I’d be writing one about a breastfeeding mom ejected from a pediatrician’s office. A pediatrician’s office. You know, that place that is practically wallpapered with posters encouraging you to breastfeed you baby? We’ve reached a new level of absurdity. More