Author Archives: Valerie Williams

Yes, Being A Mom Does Define Me

Yes, Being A Mom Does Define Me

A few minutes later, my daughter asks for homework help. After she is settled, I get working on our calendar for the week and figure out who needs to go where and what I will make for dinner each night. This all sounds so mundane. And for many women, it would be. For me, it just makes me happy. They are all reminders that I am doing something I had hoped to do my whole life- be a parent. More »

Author Says Sleep Training Doesn’t Work, So All Those Parents Must Be Imagining That Sweet Sleep‏

Author Says Sleep Training Doesn't Work, So All Those Parents Must Be Imagining That Sweet Sleepâ

For our daughter, just a few nights of cry-it-out was all it took to make her sleep by 7 pm and not hear from her again until 7 am. She never cried more than 5-10 minutes and was a much happier baby for it. Of course, this method did not work for our son but I do see how it works for some babies, which is why I am deeply confused at this author’s claims that it does not. More »

Lady Who Unwraps Toy Eggs And Puts Your Kids In A Trance Was The Highest Earner On YouTube Last Year, Seriously‏

Lady Who Unwraps Toy Eggs And Puts Your Kids In A Trance Was The Highest Earner On YouTube Last Year, Seriouslyâ

There are people that make videos of themselves unwrapping toys, cosmetics, electronics and more. For money. Unreal, right? The most successful of all is a mystery woman who simply unwraps toys and in doing so, mesmerizes your children. She pulled in a cool $5 million last year and is showing no signs of slowing down. More »

Target Has Fifty Shades Cock Rings Next To Kid’s Toothbrushes And It’s No Reason To Panic

Target Has Fifty Shades Cock Rings Next To Kid's Toothbrushes And It's No Reason To Panic

Do any of you have that moment going through the feminine products aisle at Target with your kids? That moment where you are like “Oh crap, there’s condoms and lube here too” and you think of having to explain it to them? I am pretty strategic now about buying tampons alone since both of my kids are literate and I simply don’t feel like explaining Magnum XL’s to either of them just yet. However, if you scooted down the oral hygiene aisle to find My Little Pony toothpaste, would you expect anything to be amiss? More »

Keeping Calm When Your Kid Is Being Bullied Is Easier Said Than Done

Keeping Calm When Your Kid Is Being Bullied Is Easier Said Than Done

I found out recently that my 5-year old was being bullied on the bus and when I was told it was by older children, I nearly lost it. I was slightly ashamed at the rage I felt. After all, those teasing him are still kids themselves. It seemed cruel of me to want to knock their heads together, but I don’t know that any parent can control how they feel when they find out someone is bullying their child. More »