Here’s the scene: There’s a baby. She’s crying. Hard. She’s in a stroller facing outward and her mother is pushing her. She is crying so hard her nose is running, her cheeks are flushed and tears are streaming from her eyes. She looks sick.
By Olivia Hinebaugh I’m trying to get organized. What mom isn’t? (If you are already organized, I’m not sure I want to know that.) As part of this project for self-betterment, house-cleansing, time-management-improvement, I broke down my typical weekday. I drafted up a
My daughter just turned 2, and her blossoming independence seems to be showing itself more and more these days. I find myself constantly trying to come up with ways to allow her to help, as she is always asking to do so.
I was knee deep in toddler-hood with my 22 month old daughter when my son was born. It took no time at all to realize that my 22 months of motherhood made me overconfident about starting from day one again. I prepared for my
New research reveals that fewer and fewer parents share bedtime reading with their children. More than one-third of parents in one study don’t do any bedtime reading with their kids. Whether it’s due to time-crunch, life stress or (as reported by almost half the
Thanks to the Mothering community for sharing these hilarious anecdotes. Take part in some of the fun threads here and here! It’s Become VERY Obvious That You’re a Mom When… Having some “me” time seems like a luxury bordering on gross extravagance. You think
By Colleen Lowe Smith My daughter has exceptional communication skills. When she was younger, we would make faces: “make a happy face!” “make a sad face!” “make a mad face!” Now she can make faces that express things like “Why are you putting
The sexualization of young girls seems to be a disturbing trend in this country, and it leaves me deeply concerned about the types of things that will be marketed to my daughter as she gets older. Sadly, I didn’t even have to wait that
Everyone knows the best way to teach your child anything is to model the behavior. This is how I have accidentally taught my son to be obsessed with my smart phone and dance like a maniac to
The challenges of parenting abound. When do you turn to the experts and when do you just listen to your heart and trust your instincts? During the last trimester of my pregnancy, I was