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Dear Mom in the Supermarket, I saw you last week, with a big pregnant belly, pushing your shopping cart and smiling. You must be exhausted! And your little boy sitting on top of the wagon, he was so cute. He couldn’t have been more than 18-months old, right? Remember when you were feeling the avocados and he picked one up and just threw it on the floor? That little old lady passing by giggled and called him a real firecracker. Then you both laughed a bit. It was a sweet moment. Here’s...

My kids recently gifted me a magnifying mirror, and they were pretty pumped. “Mommy you can plug it in and see how you look in office light and evening light,” they shouted.  I assume by office they mean supermarket and by evening light they mean by the glow of Netflix. Either way, that mirror is bad news. I mean, on the one hand, WTF? But on the other hand I get why they bought it.  The hottie on the box looks pretty stoked using it to put makeup on. But that’s not how...

Most parents know how important it is for kids to play. We know that playing is vital to a child’s social and emotional development. And I love watching my little one’s play. But there are a few games they love to play that I prefer to avoid. And when I say prefer to avoid, I mean I’d rather take them to Target on Black Friday.  Here are six childhood games I can’t stand: The opposite game: If your child has a sibling and both are old enough to speak, you know this game....

A popular tabloid runs a feature each week called “What’s in My Bag?” where a celebrity supposedly pours out her “tote” (that’s what celebs carry – totes) and highlights her favorite things from a mix of perfectly curated and organized items.  They’ve always got things like a chic lip gloss, a trendy moisturizer, yummy whole grain treats and pedicure socks, etc. And every week I feel pretty bad about myself, because the inside of my bag looks nothing like that....

You may be sporting a few car seats in your ride now, but not long ago you were chillin’ to Tribe on your parents couch and jumping around at your senior prom. And sometimes you hear a word or a name and you’re triggered. You blurt out a lyric and drop some knowledge. So how do you know if you’re a little bit gangsta? 1. Everyone you meet named Doug gets nicknamed Doug E. Fresh. 2. When someone says they’re from Englewood, you ask if they’re up to no good. 3. If someone...

I hate being “that mom” – the one whose kid destroys other people’s peaceful day with his tantrums or exuberance. So I’ll dutifully grab an arm and bark a threat when I feel like my kid is out of line. But sometimes I won’t. Sometimes you just aren’t entitled to peace and quiet. Because there are times when you’re in my safe space, and you’re assuming the risk of my kid being really damn annoying.  So here’s 7 times us moms shouldn’t have to apologize for...

Most moms frantically prepare to welcome their first born, spending several months in a haze of fear and excitement, trying to do everything right. But if you could go back to that time, and bring your years of experience to meet face to face with your “about to be a mom” self, what advice would you give? I’d tell myself to kick back in that brand-spankin’-new glider and listen up… those first few years will teach you a lot. And here’s 20 things you’re about to learn: You...

                                                                                8 Thoughts I Have During Dinner Time with my Kids  I know I’m lucky I can put food on the table for my children every night.  But sometimes when I’m feeding my children, I don’t feel lucky. Instead, I sometimes feel like getting up, discreetly grabbing my car keys and gunning it to a secret location where no one...

Winter is finally bearing down, and pretty soon a lot of moms will wake up to a cruel reality: a cancelled school day, a foot of snow outside and a house full of kids who expect to be entertained and fed all day.  And you know those little stinkers will want to play in the snow.  So if you have to play outside, you might as well know how to build a good sturdy snowman with your kids.  Here’s my guide to how to build a snowman with your children in 30 simple steps: Tell everyone...

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