Topic: parenting

10 Useful Inventions Moms Of Toddlers Really Want

10 Useful Inventions Moms Of Toddlers Really Want

They’ve come up with 5,000 different types of baby carriers and twice as many strollers. There is a sippy cup to suit my son’s every mood, and the NSA might want to look into harnessing the power of today’s baby monitors. There is a wonderful array of products we never even knew we needed out there. But I can’t be the only mother of a toddler wondering why product developers haven’t managed to solve my real problems. More »

My Naked Body Isn’t Perfect, Which Is Why I Won’t Hide It From My Kids

My Naked Body Isn't Perfect, Which Is Why I Won't Hide It From My Kids

To be naked, or not to be naked: that is the question. When do I start locking the door when I’m getting changed? Or do I even have to? Is it up to my child or is it up to me to decide when nudity in our home is private? Well, that is all up to the individual family, of course, but one thing I would not do is let my kid make a rude remark about my body, and instead of challenging it, start hiding my body from them in shame. More »

Fed-Up Mom Creates App That Shuts Her Kid’s Phone Off If He Ignores Her Calls

Fed-Up Mom Creates App That Shuts Her Kid's Phone Off If He Ignores Her Calls

Giving your kid their first cell phone can be stressful. What if they don’t use it appropriately? What if they start texting in class? What if they don’t answer your calls? Well, then you need to sit them down and have a conversation about responsibility and privileges. Or, you can just install an app that lets you shut off their phone whenever you want to, saving you the need to parent in person. Hurray, technology! More »

Mom Sees No Kids With Disabilities Represented In Ads, Takes Matters Into Her Own Hands

Mom Sees No Kids With Disabilities Represented In Ads, Takes Matters Into Her Own Hands

It’s the end of summer, and time for kids to go back to school. All kids, including children with disabilities. Unfortunately, all those back to school ads featuring shiny, happy, pimple and attitude-free children rarely (if ever) include kids with disabilities. Why? Because kids with disabilities aren’t considered attractive. And because they remind us of a fact of life that many would rather forget. Photographer Jenni Driscoll, who is also the mother of a child with Down syndrome, is trying to change that.

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I Am Too Scared To Have A Third Child And Too Scared Not To

I Am Too Scared To Have A Third Child And Too Scared Not To

The decision to have our first child was an easy one- we got married at a young age for a reason- we both wanted to have a baby and be young parents. The decision to have a second was also a no-brainer. We wanted our kids close in age and we wanted me to stay at home until our youngest was at least a toddler so we had to get moving if I was ever going to get back into the work force. Now, we face the decision to have a third and it is paralyzing. More »