Author Archives: Maria Guido

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 »

Phillip Seymour Hoffman Left Nothing To His Kids Because He Wanted To Be A Great Dad

Phillip Seymour Hoffman Left Nothing To His Kids Because He Wanted To Be A Great Dad

Phillip Seymour Hoffman did not leave any money to his children in his will. He repeatedly rejected recommendations from his accountant that he set up trust funds for his kids. He “did not want his children to be considered ‘trust fund’ kids,” court documents reveal. I think that’s the mark of a good parent – one who understands how important it is to work for things in this life and not have everything handed to you. I think it’s obvious Hoffman wanted to be a great father. More »

Hospital Pays $190 Million To Thousands Of Gyno Patients Recorded By Pervert Doctor

Hospital Pays $190 Million To Thousands Of Gyno Patients Recorded By Pervert Doctor

Yesterday, Johns Hopkins Hospital agreed to pay $190 million to over 7,000 women who were secretly recorded during pelvic exams. Their doctor, Nikita A. Levy, wore a “pen” around his neck that was actually a concealed camera. He was recording the women for years. It’s the biggest malpractice suit of its kind. It’s unfathomable that a doctor can do something like this – totally unnoticed- for years. More »

Another Breastfeeding Mother Shamed As Principal Writes A Letter Asking Her To ‘Use Discretion’

Another Breastfeeding Mother Shamed As Principal Writes A Letter Asking Her To 'Use Discretion'

Breastfeeding is legal, there is no disputing that fact. But as long as the milk has to flow freely from the nipple – which is, of course, forever – there will be someone who has a problem with it. People do not like nipples – they especially do not like their own children exposed to nipples. That’s basically what one principal said to a breastfeeding mother taking advantage of the school’s summer lunch program. More »

Rosie Pope Tells Mommyish How To Keep A Marriage Sexy

Rosie Pope Tells Mommyish How To Keep A Marriage Sexy

Summer is upon us and the kids are out of school, which can mean even less time for yourself and your partner. What do you do when you’re a parent, you’re relationship needs some TLC, and a house full of kids makes sneaking off for a romantic weekend impossible?  Rosie Pope – one of today’s most relatable parenting experts and star of Bravo’s hit show “Pregnant In Heels” – wants to remind you that there are little things you can do to keep the spark alive. More »

Two Children Tragically Killed By Pit Bulls This Weekend – Cue Blaming The Media For Their Bad Rap

Two Children Tragically Killed By Pit Bulls This Weekend - Cue Blaming The Media For Their Bad Rap

In Ohio, a seven-month-old boy was mauled to death by a pit bull Sunday afternoon while in the care of his grandmother. In Florida, a four-year-old boy was killed by two pit bulls Saturday evening, when he wandered into the backyard where they were crated. Pit bull owners and lovers will still insist that the dogs are not innately dangerous. They will insist that these deaths are purely the responsibility of the owners of the dogs and the parents of the children. My question to these people is – how do we remedy this situation? How do we stop this from happening time and time again? More »

Publicly Shaming Moms For Potty Training Accidents Isn’t Helping Anything

Publicly Shaming Moms For Potty Training Accidents Isn't Helping Anything

A Missouri mother is embarrassed and angry after a checker at a Dollar General store shamed her for what she considered to be an inappropriately dressed child. The two year-old was in underwear and a t-shirt at the time – her had mom changed her out of her wet clothes in the bathroom after a potty training accident. I don’t see the point of shaming a mother who is doing her best in a difficult situation. Mind your own business. More »

I Got Upset And Became My Mother Yesterday, And It Sucked

I Got Upset And Became My Mother Yesterday, And It Sucked

I think even those of us with the most happy childhoods still have something that sets them off and brings back terrible memories. For me, it was the emotional outbursts my mother was prone to. To be fair, she did not have an easy life – and she was certainly entitled to be a human being. But I have such distinct, stress-filled memories of watching my mother occasionally come unhinged. I hated it. It’s one thing I always vowed to never do in front of my own children. More »

10 Things No One Tells You About Recovering From A C-Section

10 Things No One Tells You About Recovering From A C-Section

If you are like me, and planned on having a vaginal birth only to be met with a c-section, you may be totally unprepared for what to expect in the weeks following it. I honestly wish I had some idea of what was in store, because I felt a little out-to-sea. If you are recovering from a c-section – or have one planned – here are some things you should know about your recovery. Don’t let the icky details freak you out too much – if you are the kind of person who likes to be prepared – read on. If not, don’t worry about it. You’ll get through it regardless. I did. More »