Topic: parenting advice

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Baby #2

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Baby #2

Let’s imagine that the difficulty of taking care of one kid is represented by the variable X. Having passed high school algebra, you can feel fairly confident that two kids will then turn the difficulty into 2X. But you’ve got a baby genius on your hands (I mean, come on, who doesn’t?), one that prefers calculus. Your baby thinks in logarithms, and so the difficulty level is actually X squared. Have fun! More »

Money-Saving Tips Not Written By Someone Who’s Only Ever Seen Poor People On TV

Money-Saving Tips Not Written By Someone Who's Only Ever Seen Poor People On TV

Listen, babies are expensive. They eat your money out of pricey Dr. Brown’s bottles and then poop it out into pricey diapers. I’m all for learning how to manage money better and save a little cash here and there, particularly because I’m a parent. Making the decision to have a baby is like making the decision to light a bunch of money on fire, so I’m constantly looking for ways to cut costs. More »

It’s Never Too Early To Have The Sex Talk With Your Kids

It's Never Too Early To Have The Sex Talk With Your Kids

I won’t get into graphic detail but suffice it to say, I knew too much too early and had positively no idea what to do with this information. I remember feeling scared and ashamed that I even knew these things and was afraid to talk to my parents about it. As I have gotten older and had kids of my own, I have made it one of my parenting missions to be sure my children have not only a healthy attitude about sex and their bodies, but a healthy knowledge of it in an age-appropriate manner. 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 »

This Nanny’s Advice Is Great, But She Can Shove It

This Nanny's Advice Is Great, But She Can Shove It

Parents today are screwed. It becomes very clear to those of us who read up on any kind of parenting news that we are all doing it wrong. Parents have never been under such a microscope as they are today and everyone is convinced we are all raising the next generation of assholes. Especially those without children. Somehow, they have this whole parenting thing figured out. More »