When you become a parent, it’s almost like a switch flips and a protective side you didn’t know existed goes into high gear. You would do anything to keep your child safe, from jumping in front of a moving train to fighting off a bear with your own two hands. This instinct to protect our […]
The Facebook Comment Section on Any Parenting Page
I have a confession to make. Sometimes I’m a Facebook comment reader. I can pick out a post that will bring the drama from a mile away, and every once in a while, I can’t help myself; I have to read through the comments. Even though I’m used to it, it will never cease to […]
Top Ten Movies Written by Toddlers
This post was originally published on Parent.co Toddlers: Who can understand them? The frequent meltdowns, the unexplainable freak-outs, the minute-to-minute mood swings. As I thought about these peculiar creatures one day, I began to wonder what would happen if they were in control of the movie industry. Their popular films might not be so very […]
If the Book Bear Told the Truth
My son came home from kindergarten the other day carrying a blue quilted duffle bag I’d never seen before. He opened it with eager fingers to reveal its contents: a spiral-bound notebook and a little white teddy bear. It was his weekend for the Book Bear. The concept of the Book Bear is similar to […]
Five Hilarious Ways to Get Your Kids to Stop Bickering
The boys were at each other. Pestering, whining, non-stop bickering. Despite repeated warnings, the fighting continued, and despite the fact that I was a room away, it was driving me crazy. Finally in a desperate attempt to stop the bickering without having to banish them to their bedrooms (which wouldn’t have worked anyway since they […]
Hilariously Wrong Stock Photos of Childbirth
I recently published a post about the things I wish I’d known (that no one told me) before giving birth. After writing it, I began to look for a picture to use for my title graphic. Type ‘childbirth’ into the search bar of any stock photo website and you’re going to get some… interesting… results. Many were […]
“Why am I Sticky?” A Poem About Parenthood
“Why Am I Sticky?” A Poem About Parenthood Our baby is here, a sweet little boy. He’s tiny, my love bug, our bundle of joy. I feed him and burp him, then lay him down. “Why am I sticky?” I ask with a frown. Upon closer inspection, I soon see why. Dribbled milk’s on my skin, and […]
Meme Monday: What Am I Here For?
Time for another Meme Monday! Have you ever wondered about the main difference between your 20s and 30s? I think this is it. Did this give you a laugh? Why not share it?
4 Life Lessons You Won’t Learn from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
We were minutes away from the beach when the fog began to roll in. “Uh-oh!” I said to the kids, “It might not be the best day to play in the ocean. I hope the fog doesn’t stick around long.” My three year old piped up from the back seat. “I know what to do! Mickey called […]
Meme Monday: Wash It or Wear It?
Welcome to another edition of Meme Monday! The other day I was lamenting the fact that the laundry is NEVER done. Just when I finish putting away the last of the 20 loads I did over the weekend, there’s a whole fresh crop waiting to be washed, dried, folded, and (my least favorite part) put […]