Topic: Childrearing

Be Thankful For Whatever Help You Get After Having A Baby

Be Thankful For Whatever Help You Get After Having A Baby

Having a baby, particularly your first baby, can be one of the hardest things you will ever go through. You can prepare for months in advance and still not be totally ready for the ways your life will be changed by that little sack of flour. You and your partner will have your hands full and naturally, you will want the assistance of anyone willing to offer it, but it is important to be thankful for whatever help you get after having a baby. More »

This Is What It’s Like To Grow Up With A Hoarder Mother

This Is What It's Like To Grow Up With A Hoarder Mother

I spent my childhood assuming that my mother was simply in the right at all times. I never questioned whether it was normal that my mother received packages of sweaters and costume jewelry from eBay on a daily basis. I never contemplated whether it was standard operating procedure to build two walls’ worth of closets in the basement because the ones in the main part of the house were already crammed.
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5 Million Graco Strollers Recalled And You Should Probably Pay Attention To This One

5 Million Graco Strollers Recalled And You Should Probably Pay Attention To This One

CPSC confirms that Graco has received 11 reports of finger injuries including six reports of fingertip amputation, four reports of partial-fingertip amputation and one finger laceration. Clearly, with that many strollers out there – this isn’t something to panic about. But I’d kind of like my children to keep all their digits if they can, and I’m sure you would, too. More »

Dumb Male Journalist Tells Moms, ‘Be Like Dads And Don’t Give A S**t,’ Moms Say ‘F**k You’

Dumb Male Journalist Tells Moms, 'Be Like Dads And Donât Give A S**t,' Moms Say 'F**k You'

Smith dismisses the concerns of mothers as simply caring too much about what other people think, which he dubs the ‘feminine psychosis’. In related news, I’m going to build on ‘mansplaining’ by starting to use the term ‘masculine psychosis’ to describe a dude’s overwhelming belief in his own ability to understand the lived experiences of women better than women themselves do. More »

I Can’t Protect My Daughter From Future Body Image Issues

I Can't Protect My Daughter From Future Body Image Issues

How hard it is to parent without projection. To not imagine the rope course in elementary school gym class, the thick yellow braids that seemed to hang down from the sky, causing my heart to race. The humiliation of barely allowing my feet to leave the ground before I turned around, my hands stinging from the rope, admitting defeat. Or how I never learned to do a cartwheel, because I just couldn’t trust my own body. More »