Tag: parenting mistakes

I'm giving up the F word for Lent

I'm giving up the F word for Lent
It’s no big surprise. I have a potty mouth. I love the F word. Some people loathe it. I quite enjoy it. I try not to use it regularly. I try not to use it as an adjective. But, I use it. I use it when I’m mad. And yesterday I was mad. My son... Read more »

What's up with today's 20 somethings?

Ah, to be young again. In my 20’s. Footloose and fancy free. Not a care in the world. Taking jobs and quitting them or just not showing up. Ever. Living at home and living off my parents. Partying. Getting arrested. Being always right. Never taking responsibility for my actions. Always blaming others. Feeling entitled. Wait,... Read more »

Parenting Fail...so you got your head rolled up in a window

Parenting Fail...so you got your head rolled up in a window
My son has had a rough couple of weeks. First he fell head first off a slide at school and ended up with a black eye. After recovering from that, he was stung in the face twice by a group of bees. To add insult to injury, I clipped his bottom lip into the chest... Read more »
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Three things I learned when we said goodbye to the pacifier

Three things I learned when we said goodbye to the pacifier
We did it. We said goodbye. There were tears. Mine, mostly. I wasn’t ready. But he was. We said goodbye to the pacifier. His “Buddy”. We tried to break him of his first Buddy about 4 months ago. I couldn’t take the crying. My crying. He made me so sad. So, I gave him another.... Read more »

When will the mommy wars end?

When will the mommy wars end?
The war of the mommies. The Mommy Wars. The constant belittling and judging of parenting skills. Non-moms and moms alike passing judgement on fellow women. Staring. Scouring. Whispering. Both the non-mom and the seasoned mom staring at you with laser beams shooting out of their eyes while your toddler is throwing an epic tantrum. The... Read more »

I hate bubbles

I hate bubbles
I will say it over and over. I will scream it at the top of my lungs. I hate bubbles! I know, I’m the meanest person ever. A Debbie Downer. The Joan Crawford of bubbles. Bubbles. They seem innocent enough. What kid doesn’t love them? This kid! As in me. The mom. The mom who... Read more »
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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 »

Sometimes Being a Mom Sucks

Sometimes Being a Mom Sucks
Disclaimer: I love my son. He is my entire world. He is a miracle and a blessing and I am thankful everyday for him but…. I’m going to just put this out here. Sometimes being a mom sucks. Like sucks balls. Completely sucks ass. Just sucks. It does. Don’t lie. Raise your hands in 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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The Art of Raising a Toddler

The Art of Raising a Toddler
Raising a toddler is tough. Sometimes I wonder if we are doing it right. Are we raising him the right way? Are we teaching him the correct things? Are we good parents? Are we reading to him enough? Should we be working on colors and letters instead of teaching him body parts, animal sounds, and... Read more »