Topic: being a mom

Scary Mommy: Dear Exhausted Mom In The Trenches

Scary Mommy: Dear Exhausted Mom In The Trenches

Dear Exhausted Mom, I know how you feel. You are tired. Tired of the monotony. Tired of your own version of Groundhog Day. Tired of the seat belts and the sippy cups and the diapers and the marker on the wall and the tantrums and the Caillou and the food on the floor, and now that we are moving into winter, the hats and the boots and the mittens and the gloves. More »

You Can Be The ‘Cool’ Parent And Still Be A Good Parent

You Can Be The 'Cool' Parent And Still Be A Good Parent

It seems like everyday, we hear of yet another way we are The Worst. We just can’t win, right? So apparently, there is emerging evidence that it hurts our children if we try to be “the cool parent”. Dammit. All this time, I was holding up Regina George’s mom as the model I would mold myself after as a parent. My plans to decorate a cool “condom basket” to leave in the bathroom someday have been shattered to bits. More »

My Husband And I Are Competing For Our Baby’s Love, And I’m Winning

My Husband And I Are Competing For Our Baby's Love, And I'm Winning

When contemplating motherhood, I never thought that Sally Field’s desperate voice would echo through my head 40 times a day. I did not expect that having a beautiful infant baby would hold me emotionally hostage. I did not realize that my biggest challenge as a mom would mean working through the same insecurities I thought I’d ditched back as a teenager, when I was wearing Umbros and listening to DMB. More »

I’m Trying To Be Happy As ‘Just A Mother’

I'm Trying To Be Happy As 'Just A Mother'

Already the parent of a 4-year-old, I learned almost instantly that being home with a newborn and a preschooler was somehow far more demanding than getting out of the house. Sanity was still a little far off from existing inside our four walls so we spent most of the summer at the pool. Even if it took hours between nursing and temper tantrums and loading up the pool bag with diapers, toys, sunscreen and towels, it was still less daunting than a day spent indoors More »

Scary Mommy: What I Know About 14

Scary Mommy: What I Know About 14

My fourteen-year-old bursts from the room she shares with her younger sister. “MOM! She threw my blankets on the floor AGAIN! After I’ve REPEATEDLY asked her NOT to!”

I can tell by the tone of her voice it’s going to be one of those evenings. The ones where hormones collide with perceived injustice to create a vortex I inevitably get sucked into. More »