Oh, good. This guy again. I think Matt Walsh imagines himself as some sort of caped, high-booted defender of women when he’s just another woman-shaming promoter of “traditional” feminine roles.
Despite the fact that parents are the majority in the U.S. (more than 80% of adults go the parent route), if daddy bloggers like Matt Walsh are to be believed, parents are a persecuted, defenseless minority beholden to the ruthless whims of the childless masses. In his recent blog post, “Dear parents, you need to […]
Actually, it will be Rock and Roll Kindergarten around here, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to use a Ramones title. At any rate, it’s official: As of September 1, I am homeschooling my son. I’m still swinging back and forth between utter panic and cheerful nonchalance.
The doctors warned me that a C-section might be required if my baby’s heart rate continued to decline, but I could push if I wanted. I didn’t want to chance it. He needed to get out as soon as possible. My body had done a great job to this point, but it was time for […]
My first two pregnancies were wonderful. Well, maybe not wonderful. In fact, they were really tough. But I think I looked at life back then through rose-colored glasses. I went through everything for the sake of my children–thus it was worth it. For some reason, this time, those glasses have slipped off.
I tend to be pretty polite when people ask me about international adoption. I assume that people are eager to learn, and I’m flattered that they are interested in my children and choices. However, there are some questions that I know are just plain lazy, or ignorantly combative.
Being pregnant at my age, a couple years from 40, was not my plan. When I was young and idealistic, I mapped out my life. I wanted a degree, husband, and children, a girl and a boy, all before 30. Umm…my life didn’t read the plan.
We’ve all had moments where we were out somewhere – maybe having a meal, maybe seeing a movie, maybe on a bus/train/plane – where we’ve thought, “Someone needs to tell that kid to knock it off.” When some parents mix entitlement with a lack of common sense, is creating specifically kid-free places the answer?
It’s one of the commandments: Treat all your children the same. Treat your sons and daughters the same. All kids get the same rules, the same stuff.
Have you seen the cell phone commercial that has a mom in the store with her daughter? Daughter is in the shopping cart, mom is looking at a box of cereal. She smiles at her daughter while the girl is oblivious, totally focused on the cartoon streaming to mom’s phone? The catch phrase, talking about […]
On Saturday, my five-year-old son said to me, “I know you’re Santa.”
I bought my daughter a snow shovel recently. She loves playing with the real one even though it’s taller than she is by at least a foot, and since she’s young enough to think it’s fun, why the heck wouldn’t I put her to work? Except I had to face the annoying decision of whether […]
I’ve never been the type to cave to peer or societal pressure, yet if you ask me why I kept telling the Santa lie long after I wanted to boot him out on his jolly ass, that’s the reason I’ll most likely give.
In my previous post about parenting two children while having chronic fatigue syndrome, my daughter was in school and I felt much worse at the time. I’m pleased to say I’ve made some progress.
The most frustrating lesson of Parenting 101: there will be times you simply cannot make a child do what you want.