Tag: children

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 »

11 Terms That Change Meaning When You’re a Parent

As your lifestyle changes to accommodate the presence of children your terminology adapts as well. Previous use of terms like slept-in evolve to mean something completely different once you have kids. Below is a glossary of common terms accompanied by their general meaning and parent equivalent. 1. Vacation Generally means: arriving at a destination, staying... 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 »
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Giuliana Rancic’s Son Latest Victim of Internet Trolls Attacking Celebrity Children

On Wednesday, Giuliana Rancic posted a loving photo on Instagram of her 3 yr old son Duke playing with chalk in his perfectly decorated bedroom. It gathered thousands of likes and hundreds of positive comments before it was adorned with a demeaning remark directed toward her beautiful boy. A disgusting internet troll targeting celebrity children... Read more »

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 »

How Having a Child Changed Our Marriage (For the Better)

How Having a Child Changed Our Marriage (For the Better)
We’re often blind sided (despite cautionary tales) when we introduce a child into our marriage and it’s completely remolded in the process. I was told this stage would present marital challenges but I was pleasantly surprised when it had a more positive impact than I anticipated. Unconditional Love Once your child is born any previously... Read more »
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Six Ridiculous Baby Purchases I’ve Made (Thus Far)

When it comes to baby products, one thing I’ve learned is you don’t know what’s a waste until you’ve had the baby. You get everything on the must-have list, half of the stuff you won’t use, another quarter of it won’t work for your baby. Many people advised me on what to purchase or what... Read more »