Topic: childrearing

A**hole Takes Revenge On A Bratty Child By Buying Every Pie At Burger King

A**hole Takes Revenge On A Bratty Child By Buying Every Pie At Burger King

I think everyone has had the experience of being in public and having to endure the screams of an unruly child. Of course, the general public always thinks it’s mom’s fault, so this guy who endured the screams of a bratty child while he was in line at Burger King and took it upon himself to take revenge on said child is being lauded as some kind of hero. He’s no a hero. He’s an asshole. More »

10 Songs From My 1990′s Childhood That Are Dirtier Than Current Music

10 Songs From My 1990's Childhood That Are Dirtier Than Current Music

I have heard so many parents my age wax poetic about how much “better” music was when we were younger and clucking their tongues about the terrible lyrics and misogynistic tone of current music. They say they can hardly listen to the radio anymore with their kids in the car and that they don’t want to explain to them what a “ham sammich” means in the context that Jason Derulo is using. More »

10 Things I Am Not Looking Forward To In The New School Year

10 Things I Am Not Looking Forward To In The New School Year

With only two years of grade school parenting under my belt, I am quite far from being an expert. One thing I have swiftly learned is that there is much to detest with the start of a new school year. I am a full-time outside-of-the-home working mom so most of our daily routine is unchanged as I still have to be out the door early in the morning and I still have tiny people to drop off at summer camp or daycare. However, summer life with grade school children is infinitely easier for me than school year life. More »

10 Ways Working Moms Can Feel Closer To Their Kids

10 Ways Working Moms Can Feel Closer To Their Kids

When I went back to work, I was very concerned about how my relationship with my children would change. Having stayed at home with them for a few years, I knew them like the back of my hand and had become quite adept in all ways of caring for them. Thinking about how it would go as a working mom made me worry about whether the closeness we had would fade away over time as I let Momma Daycare take over. More »

Detoxing My Kids After Vacation In 8 Easy Steps

Detoxing My Kids After Vacation In 8 Easy Steps

My kids are currently zoned out on the TV while I write and I sit here twitching knowing the next week is going to be quite difficult because not only were we all off together last week, my husband was off the entire two weeks prior. That means that they have not had to be anywhere by 7:30am for three whole weeks and are now in several bad habits that must be broken quickly if I am to keep my working mom routine humming. More »

I’m Proud My Kids Are Great Eaters But I Would Never Judge You For Your Picky Kid

I'm Proud My Kids Are Great Eaters But I Would Never Judge You For Your Picky Kid

As parents, we all have struggles in raising our kids. Anyone who says they do not struggle with parenting in some fashion is either delusional or lying. As a mother, I pride myself on my ability to see my kids and the way I parent them with completely clear vision. I know their flaws, I know their strengths and I know my own as well. I am the first one to point out when I have done something wrong in parenting and I am also the first to notice if my kids are acting a fool. That said, my kids are absolutely fabulous eaters but I would never judge you for your picky kid. More »

10 Ways Motherhood Changes Everyone

10 Ways Motherhood Changes Everyone

As mothers, we are undeniably different in a myriad of ways. The choices we make for our children since birth sometimes come to define the way we think of ourselves as parents. Some of us breastfeed exclusively until our babies aren’t babies. Some go straight to formula. Some homeschool or unschool or nature school while others prefer good old fashioned public school. Some cosleep and others think a crib down the hall ensures everyone gets the best rest. No matter how tolerant we are of each other’s choices, we undoubtedly have opinions about what is best. That’s because we’re mothers and we (mostly) care deeply about these seemingly menial choices. At times, they can feel like the most important thing in our universe.
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