Category : Things You Won’t Find In Parenting Books

cruise director

Good morning, boys and girls, and welcome! This is your mother speaking. It has come to my attention that many of you have fallen under the impression that I am here to be your personal cruise director, while in reality, I am your mother.   As your mother, my primary purpose is to keep you alive, feed you, clothe you, …

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inner struggle

When you become a Mother, your life becomes one continuous inner struggle. The day I brought my first child home from the hospital, I found my mind constantly being pulled in two directions, which I suppose I should have seen coming. I knew for nine months that I would be caring for another human life in addition to my own; it’s …

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mom hypocritical oath

This article was first published by Sarah Jean here on Suburban Misfit Mom. I,  (insert name here) , hereby, do solemnly swear that from this day forward, I will be the best Mom I can be, when I am able to muster the strength and energy to do so. All of the other times, I pledge to be a total hypocrite …

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to-do list

I am a big fan of the to-do list. I make one for myself every week. I even write things on it that I’ve already done to make it seem like I’ve accomplished something (and also to remind myself that I did it, and do NOT need to do it again, which sometimes works). Anyway, since children don’t have all that many …

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television

Less than one week into our summer vacation, something amazing happened. My kids didn’t watch a single television show, play a single video game, or use a single electronic device for three whole days! That’s right. For 72 hours straight, my children had no exposure to electronic media. To my amazement, contrary to what they seem to think will happen …

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kids will be kids

There are so many things adults do and say that children simply do not understand. I get it. I was in their shoes once. We all were. Kids will be kids, but the fact remains that an awful lot of what they do is incredibly irritating. And they won’t know why until they have kids of their own. Here’s a little list …

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playdate

There are certain words in the English language that irk me, but none are worse than the word playdate. Every time I hear it, I cringe, much like I imagine the word moist seems to affect a large portion of the population. The fact that playdate has become an accepted term as it relates to our children is beyond irritating. Even …

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love

I love my kids more than anything in the world. They’re cute and funny and smart and amazing. It’s just that sometimes, I love them even more from a distance. For example, when we’re at the park and I’m sitting on a bench at one end and they’re playing waaayyyy at the other end completely engrossed in swinging or sliding or climbing …

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perspective

Today, I’m going to take a little break from my normal fair. Don’t get me wrong, my kids still drive me nuts. They’re kids, so it’s kind of in their job description, and I will no doubt pay them back ten-fold by driving them nuts when they get older. But that’s not what this post is about. I’m sure by this point, …

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There are many, many things you never hear about Motherhood before you become a parent, and there is a very good reason for this – propagation of the human race. If mothers were completely honest with their daughters and friends were completely honest with their friends, all humanity would slowly but surely cease to exist. Women everywhere would stop having …

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