The kids don’t help. Between my own children, and the children I spent many years with in the classroom, I can map out every fine line on my face based on what horrified expression I was making at the time. “Why are you eating that??” which covers both toddlers and 4th graders, explains the three deep lines that would require more serious intervention should I choose to fix them. I snore now. My ankles pop. I fall asleep most nights by 10:15. More
I know most logical responsible people would say look at how much money you make, the area where you live, how responsible and patient you are – blah, blah, blah. I’m sort of a pretend adult so I can’t give you any of that advice; I can just pass on some things that showed me I was ready. Who am I kidding – my second child wasn’t planned! More
If I see one more video of parents taping their poorly behaved child and laughing instead of parenting, I am going to freak. At this rate, I’ll be freaking in five, four, three, two… When did taping children having total meltdowns not only become the norm – but seemingly encouraged for pageviews? This is just getting ridiculous. More
I’ve never thought about it as being something my children shouldn’t be exposed to – because I’m a lover of art and I plan on introducing the concept of it to my children early. My three-year-old has recently started actually noticing these images – should I be disturbed by this? More
There are plenty of things that my kid does that I find remarkable. They probably aren’t really that special, but something about watching the fruit of your loins do mundane things for the first time is entertaining. The first time they sit-up, crawl, walk, make eye-contact; these are all things that make parents proud. My son dropped the s-bomb and used it in the right context when he was less than three years old, and I’m telling you it’s a moment I will never forget. I was proud. More
My child just turned three years old. He’s already over three-and-a-half feet tall and wears a size 12 shoe. He’s always been tall for his age, and it’s always presented some interesting situations. The current one I am dealing with has to do with his stroller, and how much it seems to offend people that I occasionally use it. More
I’m going to sound old and out of touch now – but I’m okay with that. My children will not have tattoos, piercings other than basic ear piercing, or any other permanent body alterations done while they are living under my roof. Not because I dislike tattoos or piercings – but because I believe there are some boundaries that should be set by parents, so kids are forced to wait until they are mature enough to make certain decisions. More
My mother used to tell me that in her next life she wanted to be a cat in my house. I’ve always adored my pets and prided myself on being a great cat-mom. Since I’ve had kids, this has all changed. I ‘m starting to notice that I have less and less patience with this little furry being. You see, my cat is kind of a jerk, and I am so exhausted from caring for actual children that I don’t know if I have the patience for it anymore.
Con artists are kind of all the rage right now, what with the release of the new movie American Hustle. I was watching a rerun of Dr. Phil the other day about con artists when it hit me; my toddler might be one. More
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All those things that become silly stereotypes and seem a little exaggerated when read about or seen in a movie really do happen; I went to work with puke in my hair once. Another time, I actually fell asleep on the toilet when I got up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night. Do you know how tired you have to be to fall asleep on the toilet? Parenting is exhausting. More
I understand that in being a first-time parent you will be in awe of every single thing the child does, but my daughter-in-law is over the top and to be around her parenting style is exhausting. More
I may be the only person who hasn’t heard of it. A random commenter used the term, “Mombie.” Hello, lightbulb! What a wonderful, wonderful term. Of course, it’s not new, as I confirmed on Urban Dictionary. The word, “mombie” is the by far the most fitting word for the mommies I know. And yes, I despise “mommies,” “mama bears,” and all other “mom.” flavored names. I am a mom or mother. More
I actually felt like throwing up during curriculum night at my daughter’s school when I heard the words from the math teacher: “And moms! You should not be waving off your daughter’s and telling them to, ‘Go ask dad for help! You should be learning with them!” FML, l thought. I’ve already gone through grade five math. To ask a sweeping question, I wonder how many mothers do this, passing off of the math homework to fathers. Hands up? Well, I do. More
Even with my best intentions, I constantly fall back on my default parenting philosophy driven by illogical fears and some supporting “research” mixed in for good measure. After reading volume after volume of parenting book, I still turn to the Internet to have the final say in any parenting predicament I encounter. (Paging Dr. Google!) More