Topic: parenting style

How To Parent Like A Juggalo

How To Parent Like A Juggalo

But what does it take to be a Juggalo parent? Juggalo parenting goes way beyond simply dropping out of the third grade to start a meth lab. No, to mold a proper Ninja or Ninjette, you need to truly commit to the Juggalo lifestyle, or risk committing that most heinous of crimes – creating a Jugga-ho More »

Facebook Parenting:The Hot New Parenting Style You Have To Try

Facebook Parenting:The Hot New Parenting Style You Have To Try

This weekend I was cruising Facebook, looking for people’s ideas to steal, when I stumbled across a post someone had put up about how their child had recently learned to recite the entire Epic of Gilgamesh in its original Akkadian and I wondered, how can that be? The most I’ve ever seen this child do is eat handfuls of dirt and scream if you change the channel when Bubble Guppies is on. More »

I Refuse To Spend A Bunch Of Money On My Kids’ Birthday Parties

I Refuse To Spend A Bunch Of Money On My Kids' Birthday Parties

For my first child’s first birthday, I went hog wild for her party. I won’t embarrass myself by publicly announcing how much I spent but suffice it to say, it was way too much for a child not old enough to remember any of it. Yes, I know, the first birthday is more for the parents than the baby, but if I’d really thought about it, I would have realized that a dinner out with my husband would have been a far better way to spend that money. More »

You Don’t Need A Parenting Style To Be A Good Parent

You Don't Need A Parenting Style To Be A Good Parent

There is so much about being a new parent that can be completely overwhelming. Besides the obvious fact that you are now responsible for keeping another human being alive and hopefully, raising them to not be a total asshole, there is also the unending barrage of information coming your way from fellow moms, the internet, your family, your friends, the pediatrician, daycare teachers- it feels like it never ends. More »