Topic: Childrearing

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 »

Cheatsgiving Recipe Contest: No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake

Cheatsgiving Recipe Contest: No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake

Once upon a time, I was an overachiever in the kitchen, and would spend weeks scouring the recipe books, looking for a unique dish that would show off my culinary prowess. I made flourless chocolate cake, pecan torte, baked pears in brandy…you get the picture. Each and every one a decadent masterpiece that was virtually ignored after everyone gorged themselves on too much turkey. 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 »

Cheatsgiving Recipe Contest: Turkey A La Chicken

Cheatsgiving Recipe Contest: Turkey A La Chicken

The first time I tried to cook a turkey, I had never seen anyone else cook a turkey. My family had always bought pre-cooked ones. But my grandma bought a fridge, and with the fridge came a 20 pound turkey. So I looked up a few recipes. Bought the ingredients for one and got up in the morning to cook it. Only my recipe was a brine recipe. I had never heard of this before and started to panic. More »

Cheatsgiving Recipe Contest: Santa Clara Valley Stuffing

Cheatsgiving Recipe Contest: Santa Clara Valley Stuffing

During the dust bowl, my great-grandparents packed the family of 7 children and all their worldly possessions into a Model A Ford and drove from North Dakota to California, where they settled in the Santa Clara Valley and grew cherries, walnuts, almonds, and apricots. Though nowadays nearly all the orchards in this area have been replaced by freeways, condos, and tech firms, every Thanksgiving we make this stuffing to remember our agricultural roots and honor our family history. More »