Internet fads are fun—especially when they remind us how much parenting has sucked out our life force and taken our will to live, right? I mean, no. Kids are great. Best job everrrrrr. So the #10yearchallenge or #howhardhasaginghityou or #holyfuckyoulooklikeshit challenge (I made that last one up, but it’s basically the same idea) has people […]
By Valerie Glover of The Snarkicist Today I thought I’d give a gift to all you parents out there because I’m feeling oddly generous. As parents, it’s rare that anyone will pat us on the head and tell us our children are being perfectly nurtured and cared for. I won’t be that person – you’re […]
By Joanna Owusu I can’t sleep. Sometimes the burden just feels too heavy. Are the kids thriving at school? Are they getting what they need in the classroom? Are they being harassed or bullied? Can I keep them safe beyond the brick walls of this house? All parents wrestle with worries like this. But I’m a […]
Dealing with anxiety and depression is hard. And dealing with anxiety and depression while parenting is often viewed as a monumental struggle. I would like to present an alternative point of view, however. I would like to submit the idea that my anxiety and depression have made me a better mom. Do I know what […]
If you’re feeling like a shitty mom who is doing it all wrong, these 28 must-read memes are for you. You are not alone. You are enough.
Growing up, I can remember the sounds my mother made when she really hit her limit and finally snapped. It was usually after someone didn’t flush or we all left our shoes everywhere or continued to walk past the overflowing garbage and step over the mountain of laundry. Those are the days she switched from […]
By Liz Bayardelle of TheStaySaneMom Just as you’ve gotten used to the routine of sleep deprivation, come to terms with the bizarre idea of another human getting 100% of their nutriment from your body, and perfected your baby-wearing technique, things suddenly change. Your adorable little potato begins to grow. It develops personal opinions, recognizable emotions […]
Remember after having a baby when you finally got that first 5-hour chunk of sleep? Even if you woke up bursting with milk, didn’t you feel like the zombie fog had lifted? Like you could run a marathon? Like maybe you’d be a real person again someday? Well, folks, there’s a reason God made us […]