Topic: Childrearing

10 Kid Cliches That Are Totally Accurate

10 Kid Cliches That Are Totally Accurate

TV sitcoms and anecdotes from fellow parents tell us that we can expect certain things to happen once we have kids. Some of them are not necessarily true but others most certainly are. A cliche is what it is because there is usually a grain of truth to it. One by one, I have learned in my time as a parent that every single one of these kid cliches actually happened. More »

Picking The Family Pet: A Look At What You And Your Kids Are Really Thinking

Picking The Family Pet: A Look At What You And Your Kids Are Really Thinking

You know it’s coming. At some point, your kid is going to beg you to get a pet. Many of you will give in. But how do you decide what kind of pet to get, when your children have one set of priorities and you have another? Let’s go through a list of ten possible pets and look at how your child’s thoughts about them will be vastly different from your own. More »

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 »