Posts tagged "kids"

There's A New Spin On #likeagirl And I LOVE IT

I recently saw Always’ new #LikeAGirl “Unstoppable” PSA and, whatever their motivation, found it extremely compelling. It reminded me that I always need to question how I communicate with kids. Yes, I generally suffer from an untreatable case of “foot in mouth disease”, but I do try to maintain a reasonable level of self-awareness when... Read more »

This Week's Top Ten Parenting Fails According to My Kid

1. At 2:30 AM today, I was summoned from Dreamland by a screaming preschooler. I did what any responsible parent would do and covered my head with a pillow. However, his relentless cries finally won out and, after dragging myself out of bed, was told that I “ruined his birthday party by not playing the... Read more »

Do you love your kid enough to tattoo a giant apple onto your ribcage?

Thanks to STFUParents, this little gem continues to haunt my dreams nightly.
Because I don’t think I do. Last week, STFUParents posted a story about a  disturbed dedicated mom who got a tattoo (covering much of her rib-cage) of an apple immortalizing her daughter’s toddler-sized bite marks. That got me to thinking, what other tattoos are parents sporting to honor their children?  Is this something I should... Read more »
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Chicago Spring Break: Weird Family Activities

I was a real brown-noser in elementary school. I loved being teacher’s pet to the point I wanted to stay in the classroom during lunch to “hang-out”. I also use to to bring my teachers flowers. Sometimes I would break off fragrant purple and white lilacs growing from the bushes behind our house, but most... Read more »
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