Similac Formula is making waves with a new ad that tries to end the Mommy Wars. In a world of no parental judgement, parents would be free to formula feed – that’s what they want. Fine, we fed formula. But it’s the portrayal of dads in the video that is turning the conversation sideways. Why Sisterhood of Motherhood? Why not call us all “parents?”
When did you teach your kids the birds and the bees? We’re on a ‘need to know’ basis, but not a make believe one. That plan got ramped up when another kid interfered in the process and tried to explain his theories.
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.
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.
I dont want to bubble wrap my kids, but I still worry. I’m a parent, it’s natural. Today, I went full free range parenting, and let my son go far far away. CLICK THE PHOTO TO READ THE STORY.
When it comes to talking to your kids about war, there’s no easy way to do it. War is glamourized, and yet it is ugly. Remembrance Day makes it real when I take the boys to the cenotaph and talk about the members of our family that have fought. It’s a time for silent reflection and a vow of never again.