Category "Parenting"

on in Anarchy Parenting

Were you a jerk before you had children? I definitely was. I was definitely one of those people rolling my eyes at the exhausted woman in the restaurant struggling with her 4-year-old to keep him from throwing everything that was on the table onto the floor while her baby was by her side screaming —...

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on in Parenting Toddlerhood

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all! Just like the pilgrims said. Now, listen: I know that you all are going to be inundated with Facebook posts and forwarded e-mails and maybe even forced sharing at the Thanksgiving table about everything that your friends and family are grateful for or reminding you (you ungrateful little shit) about all the...

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on in About Parenting

I used to want to be a writer when I grew up. Now I am. Just not the kind of writer I wanted to be. For the most part, I’m OK with that. Sometimes I’m not. Just before I turned 30, I had a nice quarter-life crisis that sent me through a depression, a separation,...

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Attachment parenting gets a bad rap. Sometimes that’s because of the “crazy” celebrity goings-on that get reported in the news — like that did you know Blossom still breastfeeds her kid who is like 8? ZOMG! Or that that lady from Mad Men ate her own placenta? SO weeeirrrdd! Sometimes though that exposure is what...

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on in Parenting Toddlerhood

Before I got pregnant, I would get really annoyed at parents who would go on and on about all these great things their kids could do. Like, “Oh, did you see that little Jimmy knows how to eat with a fork now? He’s obviously going to Harvard.” Obviously. I just thought, “What’s the hurry?” Sure,...

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on in Parenting Toddlerhood

No matter how much my husband may drive me crazy sometimes, I am incredibly grateful for one thing: He’s a great dad to our daughter. We don’t always agree on parenting issues. I don’t like that he tries to force a situation with her at times (like trying to make her say certain words or...

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