Topic: childrearing

CDC Says Processed Food Is Bad For Kids, Upsetting Parents In Denial Everywhere

CDC Says Processed Food Is Bad For Kids, Upsetting Parents In Denial Everywhere

This morning the results of a government study on toddler snack foods are being released, confirming what pretty much everyone already knows: processed food is shitty for humans. According to Fox News, researchers didn’t release the brand names of the items they studied, but they analyzed labels and package information for over 1,000 packaged foods marketed to toddlers and found that the majority of them contain either too much salt or too much sugar. More »

Self-Described ‘Good Mom’ Wants To Know Why You Hate Her For Being Better Than You

Self-Described 'Good Mom' Wants To Know Why You Hate Her For Being Better Than You

After a few years of writing on the internet, I’m starting to believe The Mommy Wars still exist because there are some women who just plain enjoy them. They might say otherwise, but that’s only because it’s socially unacceptable to say, “I really enjoy finding obscure reasons to pit myself against other women and remind myself that I come out on top.” Case in point: blogger Whitney Fleming whose recent post on BlogherWhy Do People Hate Good Moms?, laments her inner turmoil over all the many parents who hate her because she is “actually trying.” More »

10 Questions That Will Confirm You’re Not Making A Playdate With An Obnoxious Mom

10 Questions That Will Confirm You're Not Making A Playdate With An Obnoxious Mom

I often find myself wishing for a more thorough way to vet potential playdates to spare us both an afternoon of awkwardly pretending to enjoy each other’s company. There should totally be a Match.com for mom-friends, but in the absence of such a place, I’d contend with a simple questionnaire that playdate parents have to fill out before they’re allowed to come to your house. More »