It’s summer vacation (or if it’s not yet, it almost is), which means at any given moment on any given day parents across the nation are flooding social media with complaints about how much they hate summer and what they wouldn’t give to send their kids back to school NOW. RIGHT NOW. This, of course, […]
Mommy Wars got you confused about which parenting methods won’t turn your kid into a serial killer? Shhhhh. It’s OK. Check it out. How to Raise Kids — The RIGHT Way 1. Breastfeed them. Or don’t. If you want to give the natural way a shot and you have the determination, support, and drive, go […]
The teacher’s child sits alone, doodling on a scrap of paper with worn crayons and pens found in couch cushions. “Look at my drawing, Mommy,” he says, proudly thrusting his sketch between her and the stack of papers on her lap. “It’s you.” “That’s great,” the teacher praises, briefly glancing up from her task, just as briefly […]
I cry for my son. Not always, of course, but enough. I first cried for my son just hours after his birth when he quit breathing, the cause of which was unknown until doctors ran a battery of tests and discovered he had suffered a stroke in utero that was causing seizure-induced apnea. When we […]
When I became a parent to a child with special needs, I learned, among other things, that I had been saying the absolute wrongest things to people my entire life. As a self-admitted awkward person, I’m terrible when it comes to extending condolences and comforting people in their times of need. Terrible. And I’ve discovered […]
There are hoards of posts out there telling men what they should know about their pregnant ladies, but if we’re being honest, there’s just as much about our men that we pregnant chicas should know as well, and after 3 miserable pregnancies, I can confidently identify a few of those things. So here you go, […]
Know what’s good about having severe morning sickness (also known as hyperemesis of pregnancy)? NOTHING. Nothing’s good about it. Yes, the baby part is good, but it’s hard to think of that when your head’s married to your toilet bowl and the mere smell of your favorite foods makes you want to punch a baby […]
Potty training seems like a great idea. Some ideas are better in theory than in practice.