Tag: parenting

I Need a Noisy Toy Apocalypse

I Need a Noisy Toy Apocalypse
It’s time for parenting realness. My kids are asleep which is usually a time when I tackle a boundless list of desirable things with no relation to childrearing. A recently used example: slothing. This is the word I use to describe my devotion to the couch after stay-at-home parenting two kids all day. Today is... Read more »

10 Uses for Finger Foods (Other Than Eating Them) Guest Post By: Nate Fargano

10 Uses for Finger Foods (Other Than Eating Them) Guest Post By: Nate Fargano
Parents are naive. Watching a parent steam/dice up fruits and veggies for you to “eat” is a prime example. Give them a good dose of reality. You’re not going to actually eat those crappy finger foods but that doesn’t mean you have to sit and stare blankly from your high chair. The next time you’re... Read more »

One Simple Piece of Insight Every New/Soon-to-Be Parent Needs to Know

One Simple Piece of Insight Every New/Soon-to-Be Parent Needs to Know
Whether you’re family planning or about to become a parent the amount of questions you will ask yourself is unremitting. It doesn’t take long as a non-parent to find out what’s in store when you have children. You simply listen to friends who are parents or browse a satirical parenting website that discusses the trials... Read more »
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Rage Alert: When Something Wakes You Up & It’s Not Your Baby…

Rage Alert: When Something Wakes You Up & It’s Not Your Baby…
As a parent you endure a multitude of moments that challenge you both physically and psychologically. Parenting is a test of fortitude, full of unpredictable bumps in the road. For me the most challenging aspect of being a parent is sleep deprivation. Pre-child I was one of those people who swore I can’t function on... Read more »

Why I Make Minimalist Parents Cringe

Why I Make Minimalist Parents Cringe
I always hear other people say things like: “babies don’t need a lot of stuff, just love” or “we don’t need a registry, we have everything we need now!” Um…huh? That would be an amazing philosophy for our checkbook! I know minimalist parenting refers to a lot of different aspects of parenting. For the purpose of this... Read more »

Whoever Coined The Term “Baby Proofing” Has One Hilarious Sense of Humor

Whoever Coined The Term “Baby Proofing” Has One Hilarious Sense of Humor
There is no bigger oxymoron than the term baby proof. In fact, I’d venture to guess it’s one big inside joke by the person who coined the term. Is there anything more hilarious than hearing a parent say “we’re baby proofing our home” bahahahah!!! Seriously baby proofing? By definition that means something is resistant or... Read more »
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Parenting Burnout: Why It's Normal, How to Identify It, & What You Can Do

Parenting Burnout: Why It's Normal, How to Identify It, & What You Can Do
Burnout is not an unfamiliar concept for adults juggling a variety of different responsibilities and stressors. There are many forms of burnout which manifest differently per individual sufferer. I’ll discuss overarching symptoms in order to help people identity whether or not they may be experiencing burnout. I am no stranger to the concept of burnout,... Read more »

I Won’t Accept Rude or Disruptive Behavior from My Children & You Don’t Have to Either

The featured article on Scary Mommy today is titled 7 Times You’re Not Entitled To Peace And Quiet Around My Child. As the title suggests the author discusses 7 places where people shouldn’t get pissed off if her child throws a fit or acts disruptive. I’m pretty sure it was meant partially as a joke... Read more »

There’s No Objective Measure For Good Parenting

Apart from the obvious joys and gifts of parenting there is a dark side: it’s anxiety provoking, humbling, challenging, and messy. It’s nice and neat when we can objectively measure and quantify things. Here’s cut and dry job qualifications or a step by step guide to running a marathon. There’s the long standing adage “there’s... Read more »
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The “I Ate That & Turned Out Fine” Parenting Mentality is Dangerous

As a new mom/blogger, I read my fair share of blog entries centered on the topic of raising children. There’s a recent trend in mom blogging centered on embracing imperfect parenting and not subscribing to so-called rules for successful parenting. I totally support this trend. No parent is perfect. The conception of how I’d parent... Read more »