Topic: toddler

Monster Father From Hot Car Death Indicted On 8 Counts – Including Malice Murder And Felony Murder

Monster Father From Hot Car Death Indicted On 8 Counts - Including Malice Murder And Felony Murder

Ross Harris, the Georgia father who intentionally left his toddler in a hot car all day has been indicted on eight counts today — including malice murder and two counts of felony murder. There is nothing that could make this story less horrifying than it is, but at least this monster will probably rot in jail for the remainder of his life.
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I Was Smug About My Early Walker

I Was Smug About My Early Walker

I mumbled something about each baby doing things in her own time, but secretly I felt smug. I tried to dispel the smugness, but the feeling hung on for the rest of the day, surfacing again when I told my husband about what our daughter had done in the baby group, recounting that collective gasp in which an entire roomful of mothers paused for a beat to marvel at our daughter. More »

I’m Taking My Toddler To A Restaurant Even If He Gets On Your Nerves

Iâm Taking My Toddler To A Restaurant Even If He Gets On Your Nerves

One of the unexpected highlights of being a parent is how much you lower your expectations. Hear me out. It used to be that I could go out and get crazy any time I damn well pleased. If I wanted to sit down and eat in a fast food restaurant with a fork and a knife, it was my prerogative. If I wanted to plan a decadent dinner out with a date or girlfriends, then I had more than a few hours to kill. More »

Publicly Shaming Moms For Potty Training Accidents Isn’t Helping Anything

Publicly Shaming Moms For Potty Training Accidents Isn't Helping Anything

A Missouri mother is embarrassed and angry after a checker at a Dollar General store shamed her for what she considered to be an inappropriately dressed child. The two year-old was in underwear and a t-shirt at the time – her had mom changed her out of her wet clothes in the bathroom after a potty training accident. I don’t see the point of shaming a mother who is doing her best in a difficult situation. Mind your own business. More »

There Are No More Excuses For Letting Kids Die In Hot Cars

There Are No More Excuses For Letting Kids Die In Hot Cars

If you are a parent in the new millennium, then you’ve probably read the news. If you’ve seen the news just a few times before, then you’ve likely read multiple headlines on infant and toddler hot car deaths. What I’m getting at is that we’ve passed the point where it is understandable to “accidentally” leave your kid in a hot car and potentially endanger their life. Parents should know by now that this behavior is inexcusable. More »

WARNING: The ‘Terrible Twos’ Get Worse When Your Kid Turns Three

WARNING: The 'Terrible Twos' Get Worse When Your Kid Turns Three

The terrible twos are simply a warm-up. They are an introductory phase that gets parents primed and ready for a dark future. Whoever coined the term “terrible twos” without emphasizing that it only gets worse when your child is three has done us all a grave disservice. Parents all around the land are doing what is tantamount to waiting for the Tooth Fairy or Santa to arrive. It’s not happening. There is no Tooth Fairy, there is no Santa, and your toddler is still an asshole. Sorry. More »