Topic: Childrearing

I Breastfeed For All The Men Out There Who Don’t Have The Internet And Can’t Google Boobs

I Breastfeed For All The Men Out There Who Don't Have The Internet And Can't Google Boobs

Why do I breastfeed? For men. Duh.

Sure, my infant child gets nutrition out of the deal and stays alive, and that is a bonus – but the real reason I breastfeed is because I am an exhibitionist. Also, I know there’s a man out there whose internet connection in his mom’s basement is spotty at best, and he need to see boobs, too. I’m doing it for him, obviously.
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The PTA Is Mean Girls For Grown-Ups

The PTA Is Mean Girls For Grown-Ups

When you leave high school, you assume that you have left the petty bullshit behind- the cliques, the gossip, the jockeying for social position. You move on to your adult life thinking that from now on, everyone will be mature and kind to each other. College might have been a little cliquey but you found your way. It may have been tough to fit in at your first job after you graduated but that probably worked out just fine too. The next taste of high school-style behavior you will likely encounter is when your first child starts school. More »

It’s Absurd That Florida Won’t Allow Doctors To Ask Patients If They Own A Gun

It's Absurd That Florida Won't Allow Doctors To Ask Patients If They Own A Gun

Our country loves guns, and it loves respecting the “privacy” of gun owners. So much so, that the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit just upheld a 2011 Florida law that makes it illegal for doctors to ask patients if they own a gun. Apparently, asking someone if they own a gun is more invasive than asking them if they have herpes, suicidal tendencies, or genetic diseases. More »

Another Mom Arrested For Letting Child Go To Park So Don’t Think This Can’t Happen To You

Another Mom Arrested For Letting Child Go To Park So Donât Think This Canât Happen To You

Normally, I don’t like to start a run-of-the-mill parenting tale with an over-hyped warning label like “it could happen to you,” but that is precisely why this news story is so disturbing. A Florida mother is now facing felony child neglect after giving her seven-year-old son permission to walk to a local park alone. All in all, the walk took roughly 15 minutes, and I fail to understand where this mother did anything wrong. More »

10 Things I Am Not Looking Forward To In The New School Year

10 Things I Am Not Looking Forward To In The New School Year

With only two years of grade school parenting under my belt, I am quite far from being an expert. One thing I have swiftly learned is that there is much to detest with the start of a new school year. I am a full-time outside-of-the-home working mom so most of our daily routine is unchanged as I still have to be out the door early in the morning and I still have tiny people to drop off at summer camp or daycare. However, summer life with grade school children is infinitely easier for me than school year life. More »

Anti-Vaxxers Are Now Wary Of Vitamins, Proving There Is No End To Their Idiocy

Anti-Vaxxers Are Now Wary Of Vitamins, Proving There Is No End To Their Idiocy

Anti-vaxxers, not content with the devastating results of bringing back diseases that have long been eradicated and are preventable by routine vaccinations, have set their sights on a new target – vitamins. It seems that the same parents who are refusing to vaccinate their children against disease, are also turning down a shot of vitamin K, routinely given to infants since the 1960′s. More »

A Day In The Life Of My ‘Baby Moon’

A Day In The Life Of My 'Baby Moon'

I’m currently on my so-called “Baby Moon.” While this term can mean a trip you take BEFORE baby comes (dammit, I really should’ve squeezed in that one), it can also describe the period of time after baby is born in which you swoon over your brand new infant child all day, every day until you have to (at some point, ugh) start assimilating back into the real world. It could take weeks or months until you feel ready and I’m sure it varies from one postpartum mama to the next. But personally, I decided to take my second postpartum stint as slow as humanly possible, soak in the “babymooning” and just be easy with myself. More »