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11 Real-Life Barbie Dolls

2013-05-09-newSMlogosmall.jpg | Posted 07.16.2013 | Parents

Written By Cindy Lopez, Illustrated By Virginia Simons I’m not a Barbie hater... I’m actually a reformed Barbie lover. I had millions of Barbie...

CHALLENGE: This Week, Just Let Something Go

2013-05-09-newSMlogosmall.jpg | Posted 05.30.2013 | Parents

This post is part of Stress-Less Parenting Club's latest workshop."Scary Mommy" Jill Smokler is offering her advice on cutting ourselves some slack, a...

CHALLENGE: Get Your Parenting Confessions Off Your Chest

2013-05-09-newSMlogosmall.jpg | Posted 05.24.2013 | Parents

This post is part of Stress-Less Parenting Club's new workshop."Scary Mommy" Jill Smokler is offering her advice on cutting ourselves some slack, and ...

CHALLENGE: Let's Share Our Real-Life Photos!

2013-05-09-newSMlogosmall.jpg | Posted 05.25.2013 | Parents

This post is part of Stress-Less Parenting Club's new workshop."Scary Mommy" Jill Smokler is offering her advice on cutting ourselves some slack, and ...

CHALLENGE: Take Mother's Day Back!

2013-05-09-newSMlogosmall.jpg | Posted 05.09.2013 | Parents

This post is part of Stress-Less Parenting Club's new workshop."Scary Mommy" Jill Smokler is offering her advice on cutting ourselves some slack, and ...

The Great Big Lie About Mother's Day

2013-05-09-newSMlogosmall.jpg | Posted 05.09.2013 | Parents

This following is an excerpt from Jill Smokler's new book, Motherhood Comes Naturally (and Other Vicious Lies). Jill, better known as Scary Mommy, is ...

Join Our Workshop With 'Scary Mommy'

Posted 05.03.2013 | Parents

Here's our big confession: we want to be "Scary Mommy" blogger Jill Smokler. She's just the right combination of sarcastic and honest and loving. She ...

Parenting Bloggers Release Books In Time For Mother's Day

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 07.01.2013 | Parents

NEW YORK — These moms curse a lot, drink to excess, reveal scary truths and draw twisted little stick figures of their kids pooping and whining ...

Gift Book Ideas For Every Kind Of Mom

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 04.22.2013 | Parents

So many of our favorite bloggers have been having babies lately. Yes, some of them have had the real (human) kind -- boys and girls with deliciousl...

9 Reasons Parenthood Doesn't Get Any Easier

Grown And Flown | Posted 06.15.2013 | Parents
Grown And Flown

Sure, your little kids may not have slept, may have barfed in your hair and thrown tantrums in the grocery store, but teens still throw up, only now it is a much bigger worry, and good luck picking them up and putting them in their rooms when you want to change their behavior.

WATCH: The Lies We Tell About Motherhood

Posted 04.11.2013 | Parents

"Scary Mommy" blogger Jill Smokler has devoted her new book, Motherhood Comes Naturally (And Other Vicious Lies), to debunking the rosy platitudes man...

LOOK: Kids' Hilarious 'Mom Portraits'

Posted 12.03.2012 | Parents

When you give kids pencils, paper and free rein to express their feelings, their creations can be startling, heartwarming and hilarious. And when the ...

How Do You Take It Back From Your Kids?

Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents

Jill Smokler doesn't want to share anymore. According to a post on Scary Mommy, her 5-year-old son Evan got control of her iPhone, and he doesn't seem...

25 Things Children Never Say

Jill Smokler | Posted 11.28.2012 | Parents
Jill Smokler

1. Mommy is on the phone right now, so let's entertain ourselves quietly.

10 Ways NOT To Hate The Playground

Jill Smokler | Posted 11.08.2012 | Parents
Jill Smokler

As long as we are going to keep frequenting playgrounds, I've decided to come up with some ground rules so my children known exactly where I stand. Hopefully it will make the experience as painless as possible...

The Week's Best Mom And Dad Blogs

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 08.17.2012 | Parents

This week in Parenthesis, we marvel at Jim Griffioen's costume-making skills, help Jill Smokler bid farewell to her favorite pair of yoga pants and mo...

20 Creative Ways To Embarrass Your Kids

Jill Smokler | Posted 10.06.2012 | Parents
Jill Smokler

I've been in the trenches with little kids for a while now. Car seats and Pull-Ups and picture books and plastic mattress pads and grilled cheese sandwiches have been my life for the past eight years.

What Kind Of Parent Are You?

Jill Smokler | Posted 09.06.2012 | Parents
Jill Smokler

I settled on "I am a parent who tries," but the question seemed to beg for so much more.

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."

What That Cover Really Said To Moms

Jill Smokler | Posted 07.11.2012 | Parents
Jill Smokler

Mothers verses mothers, once again. Well played, TIME, this will surely be one of the best selling issues of the year.

The Scary Mommy Manifesto

Jill Smokler | Posted 06.04.2012 | Parents
Jill Smokler

I shall not compete with the mother who effortlessly bakes from scratch, purees her own baby food, or fashions breathtaking costumes from tissue paper. Motherhood is not a competition. The only ones who lose are the ones who race the fastest.

Step Into The Mom Confessional: 14 'Mommy Sins' Revealed

Jill Smokler | Posted 05.19.2012 | Parents
Jill Smokler

I asked my readers to confess their own mommy sins so I could feel better about my failings and imperfections. Suddenly, without their names attached, moms were comfortable getting really down and dirty about motherhood and I realized that I wasn't alone. Far from it...