Topic: parenting

Desperate Mom Driven To Edge Gets Screwed Over By Christmas Karma

Desperate Mom Driven To Edge Gets Screwed Over By Christmas Karma

While out Christmas shopping with her kids last week, a New Jersey mom got driven to the very edge of her holiday sanity. We all know this edge — it’s the one that made me threaten to cancel Christmas on Christmas morning. In this mother’s case, it made her whip out her cell phone and threaten to call Santa to tell him how badly her kids were behaving. And that’s when the Christmas Spirit hauled off and smacked her one, proving again that Christmas isn’t about grown-ups and that we should take a moment to go suck it. More »

The Jolie-Pitts Deserve Unwanted Hugs From All Of Us For How They Are Raising Shiloh/John

The Jolie-Pitts Deserve Unwanted Hugs From All Of Us For How They Are Raising Shiloh/John

The world’s collective underpants are in a bunch because Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, who wishes to be called “John,” wore a suit and a short haircut to the premiere of mother Angelina Jolie’s new movie recently. Critics say the Jolie-Pitts are forcing their daughter to dress like a boy to serve their leftist agenda, which is, of course, completely insane. Have you ever tried to get a seven- or eight-year-old girl to wear what you want them to wear? I can’t even get mine to wear a jacket when it’s snowing. More »

10 Kid Cliches That Are Totally Accurate

10 Kid Cliches That Are Totally Accurate

TV sitcoms and anecdotes from fellow parents tell us that we can expect certain things to happen once we have kids. Some of them are not necessarily true but others most certainly are. A cliche is what it is because there is usually a grain of truth to it. One by one, I have learned in my time as a parent that every single one of these kid cliches actually happened. More »

Picking The Family Pet: A Look At What You And Your Kids Are Really Thinking

Picking The Family Pet: A Look At What You And Your Kids Are Really Thinking

You know it’s coming. At some point, your kid is going to beg you to get a pet. Many of you will give in. But how do you decide what kind of pet to get, when your children have one set of priorities and you have another? Let’s go through a list of ten possible pets and look at how your child’s thoughts about them will be vastly different from your own. More »

Dad Turns Son Into Police, Because That’s What You Do When Your Kid Breaks The Law

Dad Turns Son Into Police, Because That's What You Do When Your Kid Breaks The Law

A fifteen-year-old boy is facing charges after his dad turned him into the police. That’s right — his son broke the law, his father found out about it, and now he is making his son face the consequences of that behavior. What a novel freaking concept, huh? There are a lot of parents who would have difficulty turning in their kids for shoplifting, let alone for being a sexual predator, as this boy is. More »

I Can’t Protect My Daughter From Future Body Image Issues

I Can't Protect My Daughter From Future Body Image Issues

How hard it is to parent without projection. To not imagine the rope course in elementary school gym class, the thick yellow braids that seemed to hang down from the sky, causing my heart to race. The humiliation of barely allowing my feet to leave the ground before I turned around, my hands stinging from the rope, admitting defeat. Or how I never learned to do a cartwheel, because I just couldn’t trust my own body. More »

Being The Fun Parent Is The Best

Being The Fun Parent Is The Best

When my first child was born, I had not given much thought about what type of parent I would be. I don’t mean a particular parenting style- I just couldn’t picture how I would interact with my kids. I am kind of a strange person in that I am very anxious about certain things but extremely laid-back about others. I honestly had no idea how it would translate for me as a mother. More »