More than ever, fathers are closely involved in all aspects of their children’s lives and in many families, they perform the same parenting duties as their partners. In this brave, new world of more equal parenting, it would stand to reason that we loosen up on the roles traditionally played by a mother or father. More
I love a good overreaction. I can’t help myself, there’s just something about seeing someone flip out that entertains me in a “I guess it really does take all kinds” sort of way. More
It turns out that the concern about baby twigs and bitty berries being too small is a real thing, and I don’t want to poke fun too much because I understand what it’s like to be concerned about every little thing. More
Everything is great about these stories from The Daily Mail where a mom makes semi-whackadoodle statements and we all get to bask in their glory. It’s your favorite time, and it’s my favorite time, so we may as well all just get all cozy and enjoy the ridiculousness of ‘Why I make my seven-year-old wear deodorant’: I would hate my daughter to be the smelly child at school.’ - a very special after school special. More
There is truly nothing–nothing–that parents won’t throw a party for, as evidenced by my horrifying traversal down the rabbit hole this morning, a nightmarish journey that culminated with me Googling “period cakes” and “red tent party ideas” before curling into … More
The other night I was drying off after a quick bath when she hobbled into the bathroom to investigate. She stood up and peered closely at my unkempt lady business. Her face exploded into a huge grin, and she pointed while excitedly shouting, “Bewr! Bewr! Bewr!” More
How do I get my kid who is 10 to stop back talking about every single thing I ask her to do? If I ask her to clean her room, she smarts back. if I ask her to take out the trash. if I ask her to walk the dog. she will do things eventually but she smarts off and makes ugly faces and slams doors and I am going crazy. help me More
My daughter got her first bra.
My daughter has been begging for a sports bra for months now. I didn’t care. My daughter is as flat as my kitchen table and I tickle her and say, “But you have no BOOBS!” She still wanted one, because, as she said, “It makes me feel mature.” More
I think of my own daughter, this fiercely adorable and sweet child who hugs me so hard I feel my ribs cracking, whose face lights up like Christmas morning the moment she hears my voice. How she will hate me. How my heart will shatter into a million tiny pieces when she does. More
Sam Gordon is this amazingly talented, ferociously fast football star who is owning the sport. Let’s leave her puberty out of it. More
Your child is probably going to be annoyed by you sooner than you thought, but don’t go stocking up on expensive organic milk until more research is done. More
Doctors don’t really have a solid idea of when puberty should be beginning anyway as evidenced in this piece, and so Western science doesn’t have much an explanation. However, the numbers these experts do have detail a parent’s worse nightmare with a lot of statistical woes that come right along with that blossoming figure. More
Kotex has made a new branch of their website dedicated entirely to tweens and menstruation. The first line reads “Some girls get their periods as young as 8. Have you had the talk yet?” As if mothers of tweens don’t have enough things to stress about with their daughters. Now pads are a fashion accessory!