Dr. Google is the first place a lot of parents, especially new ones, turn to for answers to such important questions as, “Why is my baby’s poop that color?” and “What foods can I safely feed my baby and which ones are going to make her choke/barf/die?” Taking a stroll down the memory lane of Google’s autocomplete feature to see what other people have been asking the search engine about their kids can make for an interesting investigation; and a weird one, too. More
Topic: parenting humor
Greeting cards manufacturers are missing out on a hefty market share by not offering parents the kinds of cards they really need to buy for each other, not just at the holidays, but all year round. Be honest: you and your spouse have probably needed one of these a lot more than you’ve needed a “Happy April Fool’s Day” card. More
I am going to totally gross you out today, because I can. Trust me, I’m doing it for you. When you become a parent, a parade of disgusting things happens to you that you can’t share with anyone. If you tell any of the disgusting stories associated with the first years of parenthood, you will be banned from your friends’ Facebook feeds so fast – you’ll soon question why no one seems to have anything to say to you anymore. More
Do you like these people enough to sit in silence for a few minutes staring at each other because they are so shellshocked and tired that they have nothing interesting to say? More
I was hoping I wasn’t the only one who binged on Goldfish crackers after her kid went to bed. The comments section of the aforementioned article soothed me. I thought I was the only one who comfortably stocked my shopping cart with ridiculous foods, using my three-year old as my shopping list beard. Here are some things we “buy for our kids.” Wink, wink. More
1. If at any time myself or my husband start to cry and/or hyperventilate at the thought that we are about to be in charge of keeping a human alive even though both of us regularly forget whose turn it is to put the trash out and have to live with a swarm of flies hovering around our side-yard like we are renting from the adult version of Pig Pen, please look away and leave us with our dignities in tact. More
Maybe you really need to be a kinder mama, and you’ve decided to open your mind and pick up a copy of this book. Good for you. You will quickly realize that Alicia has an intricate vocabulary of baby-talk and new-age babble that may make it almost impossible for you to follow along. You may begin reading and immediately think, “What in the actual fuck is she talking about?” I deciphered her baby-talk-babble so you don’t have to. You’re welcome. More
Apparently, kids learn to have a sense of humor by mimicking their parents and a study shows that they may start developing their own at as young as 18 months. Now I’m freaked out. What if my kid doesn’t get my brand of humor?
The current media coverage of STFU, Parents pretends that all moms and dads are angry and offended at the idea of a blog poking fun at us. In reality, I think plenty of parents would agree that we’re a pretty funny bunch, and most of us appreciate the humor. More
Kids are hysterical. At least a dozen times a day my child says something completely ridiculous that makes me shake my head, spit out my drink or literally fall to the floor with laughter. People have made millions simply by videotaping the adorable things that come out of those little mouths. (Hi Mr. Cosby!) So why does Jimmy Kimmel have to make them cry to land a joke? More
I spend my days writing about motherhood and, of course, reading about other women’s experiences. The best is feeling validated when it comes to, say, paying a babysitter to watch your kids so that you can work (never mind that you make less money than the sitter). Or even, I don’t know, choosing sleep over sex. It’s always from the women’s perspective, though, and I often wonder what’s going on inside the elusive daddy brain.
This website by New Jersey writer, comedian and father Jason Good gives us a glimpse into what guys think not just about fatherhood also about their neurotic wives. And, I kid you not, it is laugh-out-loud funny. I More