Topic: Childrearing

If Restaurants Take Away Their Kids Menus, My Kids Will Be Eating Their Mac And Cheese At Home, Thank You Very Much

If Restaurants Take Away Their Kids Menus, My Kids Will Be Eating Their Mac And Cheese At Home, Thank You Very Much

I take my kids out for lunch or dinner once every couple of weeks. There are three restaurants that we go to, all of which have children’s menus. In fact, my husband and I have taken our kids to a restaurant without a children’s menu exactly one time, and I’ll let you guess how that worked out. But some restaurants think that children’s menus are insulting and are starting provide meals for kids that are adaptations of their adult dishes. To this I say, “You really respect your food, and that is nice. I really respect my indoor voice, and I will be staying home.” More »

10 Ways Daylight Saving Time Is Going To Ruin Your Life This Weekend

10 Ways Daylight Saving Time Is Going To Ruin Your Life This Weekend

Twice a year, most of us in North America and Europe tamper with our clocks. Each time, as I recall the chaos that ensues with the changing of the clocks, I’m filled with a simmering anticipatory fury, and a fuzzy, slightly confused brain after the fact. What began as a German energy-saving scheme during World War I still haunts us today.

Here are the 10 reasons behind my loathing of the dreaded Daylight Saving Time. More »

Scary Mommy: 25 Questions Only Moms Ask Themselves

Scary Mommy: 25 Questions Only Moms Ask Themselves

Before becoming a mom, I had never asked the question, “Is it okay for this child to use my sock as toilet paper?” Or, after my two-year-old sprinkled her great grandparents ashes in her hair, I asked, “How much soap does it take to get human remains out of someone’s hair?” The answer: A lot. But I have asked these questions, now, and I can never go back. More »