There is a narrative that what you want is a â€śgood job.â€ť A â€śgood jobâ€ť may mean a lot of things, but all â€śgood jobsâ€ť in this context have some qualities in common. You do them indoors. They require education. They keep your hands clean. More
Topic: child rearing
In news that may send you into a blind rage, there are schools in wealthy coastal and mountain communities where entering kindergarten classes have rates of belief exemptions for vaccines topping 25%. It would appear that California is bringing measles back in small pockets and also, whooping cough. More
I can add seeing an older toddler in a stroller to the list of the things I used to judge parents about before I actually became one. Then I had a child in the city – and I realized sometimes you just really need to get things done. Has anyone ever stopped to consider that? Sometimes parents need to walk faster than a child’s pace and actually accomplish something. More
I noted recently that I am an unusual specimen in the world of modern moms. I so very rarely feel anything resembling â€śMommy Guiltâ€ť when it comes to the quality time I spend with my kids. More
Google is incredible, isn’t it? Everything you ever need to know is at your fingertips. There’s no guarantee that it’s right – but at least you can try to find an answer to any question, any time. I used to love Google. Then I became a mother. More
I’m definitely guilty of occasionally looking at young moms and thinking “are you crazy?” Sometimes it’s hard to see past your own experiences and limited world view. These stories definitely remind me to have more of an open mind. More
I’m not doing my kid’s homework for him; it’s not going to happen. The parents who do this give the rest of us a bad name. Show-offs. More
I never know if I’m doing anything right when it comes to parenting; there’s so much advice out there. I’ve managed to keep two children alive – one for three years and counting and the other for seven months today. Obviously, I’m a stellar parent. I’m looking at them both right now and they are breathing. Success! More
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
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