Search for toddler and find him in the pantry smearing jam all over himself. Tell him again that it's time to get dressed, especially now that he's covered in jam. He will say no, louder this time, and try to run away from you again.
If it is your nature to compete, compete against yourself. Set your sights on being a better parent after your divorce than you were before. Don't fall for the fake; remember that you're playing the long game -- the one where "winning" involves raising your kids to be healthy adults
The mother-daughter relationship is complicated. Most have hills and valleys. My relationship with my mother was no different.
None of the men I know who 'do it all' are in this for the props. What would be nice once in awhile is for the public debate about caregiving to include males. The work men do raising children is every bit as demanding as when women do it.
All the usual pre-date worries of your bachelor/ette days will haunt you once again. What should you wear? You'll want to look pulled-together, but still casual. You don't want to seem like you are trying too hard.
When baby comes, most of baby shower stuff is forgotten. The thing the new parents are most grateful for? Like, so grateful they're practically in tears? Visitors who bring food.
I am yet to meet Lom Harshni Chauhan, but I'm quite sure that if any of the sort of unpleasant men who have been spotlighted in recent news stories about India got near her, she would leave them feeling truly sorry.
I am that parent. Dear professionals: You know me, I am the one who asks questions. The one who will turn a 15 minute scheduled meeting into 45 minutes. The one who does not hesitate to let you know when things are not going well for her child.
My daughter's story started like many children born with special needs - doctors telling us not to expect much. I did my research and discovered that visual learning may be one of her unique abilities. It's turned out to be true.
The app invasion sweeping education is real and the benefits for student learning are staggering. However, there are several myths that need to be dispelled about apps in education.
My father is on the left in the photo. At a party years ago my father found himself sitting beside a rather austere young woman who haughtily ann...
I can't blame the Pinterest parents for my feelings. I can't blame my own mother (she's too supportive). I can't even blame those Stepford moms at the YMCA. (Full makeup at Boot Camp? Come on!)
If a married couple doesn't have any babies, we simply ask them when they will have babies, as if it is a foregone conclusion. If someone has a crap ton of babies, we put them on TV and make them superstars, regardless of their personal character, because hell, they had a bunch of babies.
Since I became a mom, my priorities have shifted and I find myself saying "no" more. I long for lazy Sunday afternoons at home to contrast our active weekdays. It's such a relief to have mornings when we don't have to rush out the door.
I'm not saying that parents who let their children cry in the night are doing anything wrong. But what I am saying is that when I hear other parents say, "Your baby would sleep through the night if you let her cry it out," I think to myself, "You may be right, but the thing is, I just can't."
by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger A few months ago, I wrote about my newly adopted philosophy of life: "Nothing Is Easy." At this ...