Posts tagged "new parents"

Children...The Ultimate Karma

Children...The Ultimate Karma
Recently I had an awkward moment with a patron in a restaurant. You know that moment when your kid is having a meltdown and you look up and some asshole is shaking his head at you and mumbling to his partner about how awful your kid is? Awkward because I let him know right back... Read more »

First Haircut Heartbreak

First Haircut Heartbreak
The time had finally come. We couldn’t put it off any longer. It was time for my son’s first haircut. I kept delaying the inevitable. Partially because I didn’t want to let go.  Let go of the baby. But mostly because we knew he was going to be a royal a-hole for it. After  the... Read more »

A Look at My Current Parenting Self: I'm Still Kind of an A-Hole

A Look at My Current Parenting Self: I'm Still Kind of an A-Hole
I recently came across an article titled A Letter to My Pre-Parenting Self: “You’re Kind of an A-Hole”.  The author, who is now a mom, basically wrote herself an “I told you so” letter. It hit me right here. You see, I could have totally written that letter. I was a pre-parenting asshole.  I was... Read more »
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Toddlers and Trampolines and Tantrums...Oh My!

Toddlers and Trampolines and Tantrums...Oh My!
Over the weekend my sister hosted an incredible birthday party for my nephew at a place called Xtreme Trampoline. What a way to spend your 6th birthday! I mean, what parent doesn’t want to send their kid to a party where they can jump off their energy for 2 hours? I researched this place before... Read more »

18 Things I Have Learned About Parenthood From My 18 Month Old

18 Things I Have Learned About Parenthood From My 18 Month Old
My little guy just turned 18 months old. 18 months. Where did the time go? It’s amazing how a little 6 pound premie grows right before your very eyes. Just. Like. That. Being a mom has taught me a thing or two. Being a mom to a toddler has taught me a ton. Here are... Read more »

His First Father's Day

His First Father's Day
I can’t believe how far we’ve come. Our first homes as infants and small children were just 1/2 mile away from each other and we never knew. We met for the first time when we were sixteen. We worked together at a local pet store. We became the best of friends. He loved me. He... Read more »
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Do You Have a Happy Baby?

Do You Have a Happy Baby?
Being a first time mom you want to do everything right.  It starts before your baby even arrives. You research the latest and greatest in products, you prepare the nursery, take prenatal classes, and you read, read, and read. Unfortunately, nothing can prepare you for motherhood. Once that baby comes, the sh*t hits the fan... Read more »

What New Year's Eve Looks Like to New Parents

What New Year's Eve Looks Like to New Parents
Last year at this time we were celebrating my newly announced pregnancy. Our New Year’s Eve was spent at a relative’s bash and it was a shitload of laughs and fun. Granted, I was tired as hell but I powered through the night until 3 am. I was the designated driver for Daddy Mayhem and... Read more »