There’s something about social smoking that I love so very much. I wouldn’t call it an addiction, but maybe a mental association. If I’m out with friends or on vacation, and the kids aren’t around, I relate having a cigarette and a drink with the utmost relaxation. After months and months of heavy-duty parenting, I’m having a night out, and I deserve it. More
I am choosing to smoke again.
It’s strange wording it like that, because I’ve never felt like it was a choice before. When I first started smoking cigarettes in my early 20s, it just kind of happened — a cigarette here and there, usually at a bar, sometimes on the drive home from work. It evolved into a pack a day habit. Then I quit a month before getting pregnant with my daughter and remained an ex-smoker for nearly two years. More
A new study says children of divorced parents are more likely to smoke. I love all of the studies that show how much divorce ruins kids. I’m kidding. I really don’t. I know that divorce is traumatic – but coming from a household with divorced parents that stayed together way too long – I can’t help but think in many cases it’s the best choice for the child. More
Given the video that was circulating some years back of a smoking toddler, smoking children isn’t exactly high on what I would describe as the Chic Meter. Yet when Belgium artist Â Frieke Janssens gets ahold of the concept — and with the help of digital photography — suddenly we’re looking at something else entirely. More
Once upon a time I was a smoker. I was young and free and didn’t give a shit about the health repercussions of such a disgusting habit. Then smoking was banned inside establishments in California. Then it was banned in parks and close to public buildings. Then you became a pariah if you lit up. Then I quit. The public smoking ban probably added years to my life. More
My husband and I have gone over this a million times. Sometimes he says he’s done, he’s just going to quit. But then he follows up with this self-indulgent request to “please be understanding if I’m not in the best mood for a few days.” I have heard that proclamation so many times it’s laughable. Now, whenever he says he’s quitting, I just stay quiet and continue with whatever I’m doing. More
That’s just pushing the whole Betty Draper persona way too hard. More
Authorities at the Center for Disease Control said Friday that they will begin focusing on what they deem is a huge influence on children who begin smoking early – the movies. Parents everywhere rejoice that yet another aspect of parental responsibility has been taken off their shoulders. More
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Itâ€™s 11 at night and my 10-month-old daughter wonâ€™t go to bed. My husband is preparing to sleep on the couch, yet again, so the baby and I can have the bed to ourselves. Heâ€™s been doing this for months now, and in turn, heâ€™s been getting unbroken sleep â€”meaning heâ€™s prone to Hulk syndrome, liable to morph into an unrecognizable mass of angry green husband at any given moment. This is one of those moments. Between our yelling and the babyâ€™s crying, Iâ€™m genuinely shocked our neighbors havenâ€™t called the police or CPS. More
A man used a child as an ashtray in the U.K. A three-year-old kid. Are you sure you guys still want me to take handgun training? Because I’m not sure if I could be trusted to carry a concealed weapon if anything like this happened to my kid. More
What would you do if you saw a pregnant woman doing something you found irresponsible or possibly dangerous to the life of her baby? Most people would judge her. Some would confront her. But how far is too far when it comes to telling a woman that she should be thinking about her unborn child? Pulling a gun, that’s too far. More
It’s all in the name of acting. Chekhov would surely be impressed with little Destiny and her mother’s commitment to her character. Destiny was, of course, competing at theÂ epitomeÂ of responsible parenting, Toddlers & Tiaras. She was portraying everyone’s favorite “Good Girl Gone Bad,” Sandy from Grease. But to complete the character, she just had to have a fake cigarette. Her mother could not compromise the performance just because her daughter is four years old and doesn’t need to be huffing on anything, real or fake. More
Carla Bruni may have missed the noxious coupling of a smoke and a drink while pregnant with baby Giulia Sarkozy — luxuries she still might be missing consider that she is pregnant again. But former partier Pink says that although there is one thing she does miss from her child-free days, cigarettes definitely aren’t one of them. That must be some patch! More