Topic: parenting styles

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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Free-Rage Parenting Is The Hot New Parenting Style You Need To Try

Free-Rage Parenting Is The Hot New Parenting Style You Need To Try

I like to consider myself a calm parent. I do my best not to yell at my kids and instead speak to them in a quiet, rational voice when they do something that displeases me. I have been practicing this gentle parenting method for many, many years and I have come to this scientific conclusion:

This shit don’t work.

This has led me to develop my brand new hot parenting style you have to try, Free-Rage Parenting™. More »

I Am Not Living Up To My Expectations As A Working Mom

I Am Not Living Up To My Expectations As A Working Mom

Fast forward to now and I can confidently say that my mother must actually be some kind of cyborg robot. Either that, or I totally suck at this. I stayed at home for my first three years as a mother and that was interesting as I had no blueprint for how things should go having never witnessed this kind of arrangement. I kept up with the house fairly well and I tried very hard to be a loving and present mother. I was not too happy staying at home but I had my groove and keeping our household humming wasn’t that hard for me. More »