Topic: being a mom

There’s Nothing In The Mom Contract That Requires You To Wear A Swimsuit

There's Nothing In The Mom Contract That Requires You To Wear A Swimsuit

If I felt self-conscious about my body, I would not feel any need to wear a swimsuit in public solely for my kids’ happiness. Kids won’t have any idea that you have body hang-ups unless you say so. Why torture yourself and feel exposed and nervous for their benefit? Do what makes you feel comfortable and don’t worry about them. We don’t have to overcome everything for our kids’ sake. More »

Scary Mommy: My Son Prefers His Father Over Me

Scary Mommy: My Son Prefers His Father Over Me

As soon as he was old enough to show a preference, my little angel wanted his Daddy. I told myself I was glad they were bonding, that it was just a phase, and that Daddy was just a novelty because he wasn’t home all day like I was. For a while these excuses eased my jealousy. He still loved me even if he preferred to be held by my husband. More »

Bored Moms Have Made The Tooth Fairy Ridiculously High Maintenance‏

Bored Moms Have Made The Tooth Fairy Ridiculously High Maintenanceâ

Between my two kids, we have five loose teeth in our family right now. The Tooth Fairy is definitely on my mind these days. I have always been a simple “dollar under the pillow” kind of mom but I figured in our Elf on the Shelf world of mystical childhood magic, there had to be parents over-doing it for the simple act of a kid losing teeth. I was not disappointed. More »