Think you can't compete with all the Sexy Olafs and Sexy Lobsters out there this Halloween now that you're a mother? Well, think again.
It's alarming the subjects that seemingly astute people draw complete blanks on. Don't feel guilty. Who can possibly be conversant on all the information amassed since we first put quill to parchment?
The second mom or dad has a distraction, the kids will likely view this as a challenge to their ability to hold mom or dad's FULL attention, no matter what the circumstance. And believe me, they will accept this challenge and it will be awkward for the parent.
I am reading Lena Dunham's fascinating new book Not That Kind of Girl and came across a chapter entitled "Emails I Would Send if I was One Ounce Crazi...
It's been ten weeks since my novel Filthy Still was released and nine since it went bestseller and I am no closer to figuring out how I managed it than I was eight weeks ago.
2. The disorganized parent. This is the parent who is still packing the child's lunch while bringing the child into school. This parent also forgets half of the child's belongings in the car and must go back and forth from the car to the classroom to procure the needed belongings.
It has been about seven years since I have been on an airplane without a child -- and these are the things that I found to be awesome about leaving my little darlings behind.
Being 3 is tough. You're not a baby anymore, but you're not a big kid yet, either. You're expected to do what you're told, but now you have mind of your own. Uh-oh! Here are 30 times when, for a 3-year-old, the struggle is real.
JULIE and BART are snuggling up on the couch. Wine, fancy cheese spread and grapes paint the table.
Even when you try to keep the spark burning, it's a whole different ball game when you're married with kids. Going on a date, for example, only remotely resembles the dates you USED to go on. Let's break it down.
Every mom thinks that whatever stage she's in is the worst, but there's always another mom who lets you know that if you think that's hard... you've got no idea.
There is a balance somewhere that allows for peace of mind of the parent on one side and the freedom to explore and express on the part of the wild child on the other. I have yet to find that balance.
Sure, it was so: he was indeed helping to keep knowledge alive in the dark times by memorizing and becoming a book. But after these ten odd years, a dark sadness had descended upon him, sapping his spirit and diminishing his soul.
I ignored my sweet-free diet/and let appetite run riot, scarfing Kit Kats by the score./ I let appetite run riot, crunching Kit Kats by the score,/ till the bag held nothing more.
For your physical and mental health, it's always best to associate your children as the antidote to weight gain and not the reason. So with that in mind, consider this 5-step five step plan babies and toddlers use to help you lose the parenting pound, or at least keep it down to a pound.