Lots of things change when you’re pregnant: Your dress size, your shoe size, your brain size (I swear) and even your hair. And things that you liked, craved, and needed pre-pregnancy can, during pregnancy, suddenly make you feel like, get out of my face! Here are some things that I just couldn’t stand when I was pregnant.
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I frequently joke with my husband that I would be a great stay-at-home mom if I only had a full-time nanny. For us, it’s a joke, we aren’t poor or struggling by any means, but the money for babysitters beyond the occasional night out or haircut isn’t there. Recently, I met a woman who has a full-time nanny and she is a stay-at-home mom. We were getting along well, until we started swapping our “get back into shape after baby” routines. Hers involved working out in the middle of the day with her personal trainer for two hours and hiring a nutritionist to make her menus. “It’s not easy,” she said. “But you have to make it a priority.”
There was this sweet, kind woman, who was smart and fun and I wanted to punch her right in the face.
Much as I imagine someone who has to work two part-time jobs to support their family wants to do with me right now.
This week, a woman in Beverton, Oregon got upset when her children heard Color Me Badd’s 1991 hit, “I Want To Sex You Up” at a McDonalds play place. The woman was reportedly outraged when her 6-year-old daughter heard the lyrics and asked what “sex you up” means.
The owner of the McDonalds reports that he is investigating the claim. And the comments (besides the ones that deride the mother for taking her kids to a fast-food chain) are overwhelmingly positive. People, on the whole, seem to agree that kids shouldn’t know what sex is, not through music, not through popular culture. Nothing.
With summer finally on the horizon, we’re switching things up in our bedtime book routine to embrace the warmer temperatures outside. From vacation at the beach to swimming lessons at the pool, check out these adorable books about summer!
Being pregnant is an exciting time, but it’s also a really uncomfortable one. Here are some things that helped me get through— things I just had to have when I was pregnant.
Second child syndrome is going strong in my household. It’s a good thing the baby is oblivious to all the things she’s missing out on that her big sister got.
I don’t care how “easy” everyone tells you potty training can be. At some point, potty training feels like pure hell. Pure poop-filled hell. Here are five tips to prepare.
I’m not bragging. I don’t do many things right as a parent. We don’t eat enough vegetables. My kids don’t even flinch when I yell because it happens so often, but there are a few things that we do okay with around here. And now I’ve jinxed myself.
For the record: I don’t believe in boy books versus girl books, but my toddler does. I keep telling her to lean in, but she doesn’t listen. So, here is a list of her 13 favorite, princess approved, picture books.
The internet seems to be an ugly maternal beast every time a mother confesses to only bathing their child once a week or indulging in the occasional Yoo-hoo. We rise up in righteous anger. Mothers are not supposed to cop to badness, neglect, or frustration. Even though, for many of us, those are the dominant emotions in these early days with little sleep and few adult conversations.