Category : Things You Won’t Find In Parenting Books

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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If you have read my blog before, you know that I normally like to post funny, sarcastic Mom humor, but with the recent events in Paris fresh on my mind, this is going to be a serious one. As a young woman, trying to comprehend the magnitude of what happened on September 11, 2001 was heart-wrenching. Now as a slightly …

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Who doesn’t love being jolted awake in the middle of the night? Me. I don’t love being jolted awake in the middle of the night. But as a parent, it comes with the territory. In your years as a Mom, you will be awakened suddenly at any given time of night by obvious things, like the sound of your child crying, from …

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When you become a Mom, you quickly learn that “everything” is all the time and “nothing” is never. If you’re a Mom, I feel like you don’t need more of an explanation than that, but here I go anyway. There is never “no laundry” Laundry is all the time. I’m not entirely sure what the ratio of clean laundry baskets to dirty laundry …

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