Topic: Childrearing

Open Thread: What Did Your Pregnant Boobs Look Like?

Open Thread: What Did Your Pregnant Boobs Look Like?

Ok, ya’ll- I am about to get very real with you about pregnant boobs. Namely, MY pregnant boobs, in the hopes that you will all share yours. I mean, I’m not going to flash you or anything but I am going to be very frank about what exactly they looked like toward the end of my pregnancies and I hope you will all do the same in this thread and we can all lol-cry at the sadness and hilarity of pregnant boobs. More »

10 Cutest Kids In Cosplay

10 Cutest Kids In Cosplay

To kick off Comic Con the right way, I scoured the internet looking for adorable cosplay kids, which is a strenuous and backbreaking job, I know. But I do it for you guys, okay? In the course of doing this, I came to the conclusion that really, cosplay is the only reason to have kids at all. More »

Stop It Already With The Pinterest-Perfect First Birthday Smash Cakes

Stop It Already With The Pinterest-Perfect First Birthday Smash Cakes

For my first child’s first birthday, I made a shitty little box cake at home for her to “smash” and left the big cake to the professionals at Wegman’s bakery. By my second child’s first birthday, I felt that even that was unnecessary and just gave him a slice of the regular cake that I had ordered for the party. Just as adorbs and not at all expensive or a pain in the ass. I had decided it was super stupid to spend major coin (or a ton of my own time) on a cake solely for the purpose of tiny toddler fingers to mush it all up- that is a waste of perfectly good cake and makes my heart sad! Come on, ya’ll- the babies don’t deserve it! More »

The 10 Stages Of A Toddler Meltdown

The 10 Stages Of A Toddler Meltdown

As a mom of an almost four-year-old, I am proud to announce that I can read my toddler like a book. I know when his meltdowns are coming, and exactly what they are going to look like. I am not so proud to announce I have no idea how to stop them. The good thing is, if you can accurately measure where you are on the meltdown scale, you know how much time you have left to endure. It’s like being able to see the tip of the mountain; you can begin telling yourself you’ll get to the top eventually.
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I’m Taking My Toddler To A Restaurant Even If He Gets On Your Nerves

Iâm Taking My Toddler To A Restaurant Even If He Gets On Your Nerves

One of the unexpected highlights of being a parent is how much you lower your expectations. Hear me out. It used to be that I could go out and get crazy any time I damn well pleased. If I wanted to sit down and eat in a fast food restaurant with a fork and a knife, it was my prerogative. If I wanted to plan a decadent dinner out with a date or girlfriends, then I had more than a few hours to kill. More »