Topic: parenting

Moms Who Are Faking It Give Us Real Martyrs A Bad Name

Moms Who Are Faking It Give Us Real Martyrs A Bad Name

This whole “mom martyr” thing really irritates me. It’s trumped “Sanctimommy” as the go-to insult for any mother who has an opinion about how hard parenting can be or dares to complain about any aspect of it. An essay I read this morning finally helped me understand why this particular brand of mother is so annoying – and why she’s giving the rest of us complainers a bad rap. She’s faking it. These aren’t real problems. More »

Young Girls Will Be Image-Obsessed Whether You Allow Them To Wear Makeup Or Not

Young Girls Will Be Image-Obsessed Whether You Allow Them To Wear Makeup Or Not

Girls are wearing make-up three years earlier than they were a decade ago. I’m not surprised by this at all, and I don’t really see it as a problem – particularly since their parents are obviously okay with it. It’s not like 11-year-olds buy a lot of stuff for themselves. Girls are obsessed with their appearances whether they have makeup on their faces or not, as far as I’m concerned. More »

Our Kids Are Great In Spite Of Us, Not Because Of Us

Our Kids Are Great In Spite Of Us, Not Because Of Us

That’s why I’m done with “parenting styles.” Well, I’m not done making fun of them of course – because I need to get paid for doing something. But I’m done actually believing for one second that anyone really has a formula for doing it better than anyone else. Let’s give our kids some credit and realize that more often than not they are great in spite of us, not because of us. More »

10 Signs That You’re Ready To Have Another Baby

10 Signs That You're Ready To Have Another Baby

I know most logical responsible people would say look at how much money you make, the area where you live, how responsible and patient you are – blah, blah, blah. I’m sort of a pretend adult so I can’t give you any of that advice; I can just pass on some things that showed me I was ready. Who am I kidding – my second child wasn’t planned! More »