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The Other Side of Monday

Meredith Spidel | Posted 05.17.2015 | Parents
Meredith Spidel

Right as I returned from getting my son, the service truck pulled in the driveway behind me. The repairman showed up -- 45 minutes early. Friends, it was time to call it: There would be no shower.

The Night of Growing Up

Meredith Spidel | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Meredith Spidel

I allowed the teensy "I can do this" thought to take root and grow strength. I even told a friend about my plans for accountability's sake. And when dinner time rolled around, I did it: I threw the kids in the van and we went to a diner.

Mommy Job vs. Daddy Job

Zsofi McMullin | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Zsofi McMullin

I know that my job is a lot more abstract than the very visible and large power lines and equipment my husband points out everywhere we go, but I wonder if my son will ever see me as more than the woman who rubs his back when he can't sleep or who packs his lunch bag daily.

Dear Parents With Young Children In Church

Jamie Bruesehoff | Posted 09.14.2013 | Religion
Jamie Bruesehoff

I know it's hard, but thank you for what you do when you bring your children to church. Please know that your family -- with all of its noise, struggle, commotion, and joy -- are not simply tolerated, you are a vital part of the community gathered in worship.

50 Parenting Lessons From Scary Mommy

Jill Smokler | Posted 08.07.2012 | Parents
Jill Smokler

There is no such thing as allowing your kid to play with your phone "just once."