This is how the Mommy Wars start: a new mother, trying to find simple answers, gets bogged down by the braggards and spews back. The humblebraggers fight back and .. well, cue the feedback loop.
Why is it so hard? Seriously. Eating. Sleeping. It’s pretty much all humans have to do to survive, but kids are impossible. You Have To Fucking Eat is coming soon to tackle the sequel of Go The Fuck To Sleep.
Tis the season to spook it up, and whether you’re headed to the pumpkin patch, a party, or around the neighbourhood to do some trick or treating, a family that dresses up together, has fun together.
I dont have a problem being naked around my kids. it’s not something I set out to do, but if it happens, it happens. We play Naked Baby, Naked Daddy, and it’s mostly me just being silly. A HuffPo essay this week, however, has me rethinking parental nudity and how it can be used to teach our kids about their own bodies and body hangups.
Keeping your kids up past bedtime is when the magic happens. Yes, having a strict bedtime regime is the priority of any reasonable parent, but… when you break it every now and again, and let your kids get out and experience the world (in this case, monster trucks and a rave) then the smiles come.
It’s not unique when parents play with their kids. Parents love their kids, they love to have fun. It’s the norm, it’s not an outlier, so stop treating dads who have fun with their daughters like they’re a circus side show, or patting them on the head with “you’re such a good dad.” We’re parents. We love our kids. There’s nothing outlying about that.
Would you leave your 7 yr old home alone? Even for just 30 minutes? When you have no childcare and your kids get sick, your decision tree looks a lot differently than you had anticipated in the past.
For the firs time as parents, Jennifer and I are alone. We have no free time, no backup caregiver – we are on our own. When you’re parenting without a net, it means changing the rules a bit and I hate it.
33000 kids in Canada and 3500 in Alberta will go back to school with diabetes this month. It’s an easy disease to manage, if schools are willing to help. The willingness, however, is not always there.