I think sometimes it’s easy to feel left out of holidays in this country when you are not religious. But as a non-religious parent, I am fully going to embrace the holidays and make them as fun as they can be for my kids. When they are old enough to enjoy it – we definitely will be celebrating Easter. More
Topic: child rearing
New studies show that 72% of moms have a Facebook account. They also show that half of the parents on Facebook are using it to spy on their kids. I can effectively say that I dodged a huge bullet – but my kids are probably screwed.
So, a woman resolves to put an end to kiddy consumerism in 2013. I know what you’re going to say – Why do you have to pick on someone obviously trying to do something good? I don’t know. My heart is black? I’m jaded? Being strapped for cash has finally broken me down? Whatever it is – the woman bragging about not spending any money on her child this year is getting on my nerves.
Make up your minds, researchers. I’d like to know how badly I’m screwing up my child. Is that too much to ask? More
I know a lot of moms who worry that their toddlers aren’t eating enough. I know exactly zero who think that their toddlers are eating too much. It turns out we’re all probably worried for nothing. We are feeding toddlers enough. More
Did Jimmy Kimmel start this trend of exasperating/embarrassing children and then taping it for all of us to laugh at? I don’t know who started it – but it has got to stop. Seriously, people – what is wrong with you? More
Somewhere along the lines “feeding with love and respect” turned into “breastfeeding until your child knows his times tables.” I don’t get that. What’s the point? I hate to say it, but at times it feels like these mothers are doing it to make a statement more than anything else. More
I never attended preschool, but when I was a child preschool was the place kids went the year before they went to kindergarten – you know, around age four. Now, it seems like every new mom is thinking about preschool waiting lists before their child can crawl. More
I often struggle with what I am going to teach my children about religion. I am not a very religious person, but I don’t consider myself an atheist either. I want my children to make their own decisions about their spiritual path as they grow older. Pope Benedict XVI is really providing a great example of how “not to be” religious. Thanks, Pope. More
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Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose are going to be parents soon. I think they need a lesson in “how to avoid a visit from Child Protective Services when you are a celebrity.” Boasting about marijuana use and how fine it is for a kid to be raised around it is definitely not a part of the lesson plan. More
Can you imagine how much more annoying your ex would be if you had to listen to their stupid voice every time you worked out the details of co-parenting? More
People are actually placing ads on Craigslist looking to adopt children. In real life. More
A new U.S. government study suggests that keeping kids out of school during flu outbreaks would lessen trips to the ER for flu-related illness. My first reaction to this was, “No kidding.” My second was, “No way.” More
This week we’ve highlighted all sorts of stories about the horrors of childbirth. I even contributed my own tale of how I was pumped full of labor inducing drugs after my epidural hadn’t been put in properly. We also talked here about all the things no one tells you before you go into labor or bring home a baby. And it’s all true.
But in another way, it’s not true. More