HOW TO NOT BE A JUDGEMENTAL COW

It’s really easy to judge another parent. But being a judgmental cow is a bad look. No good comes of it for any party involved. So why bother? Do you seriously care that much about other people’s kids? Or is it your own kids you’re really worried about? Is your judgement a reflection of your own…

10 REASONS WHY MOMS HATE THE HOLIDAYS

Moms don’t hate the holidays ALL the time; we just hate the holidays most of the time. Why? Because malls. Mall parking lots. Mall food. Mall people. Because none of our clothes fit right now (because wine and because carbs). Because accidental holiday party drunkenness keeps resulting in pumping and goddamn dumping. Because we’ve blown…

HOSTEL TRAVEL WITH KIDS (YES, IT’S POSSIBLE)

Last time I checked, nobody wins the lottery when they have kids. This just in: kids actually take away from your disposable income not increase it. Yet the travel industry has a gaping hole between single 20-something, traveling the world on a shoestring and family travel at all-incusives. Suddenly you have kids and you’re expected…

A LOVE LETTER TO DADS

Three-year-olds are exceptional conversationalists. Sure, their base-level understanding of most things can sometimes be a source of parental confusion (and/or entertainment), but every once in awhile, a toddler can hit you with a statement so extraordinary, it feels like they’ve taken a pin and popped your already over-filled heart, causing an emotional fallout that starts…

THINGS TO APPRECIATE WHILE YOUR KIDS ARE STILL YOUNG

By Melissa Hopper The first few years of parenthood can be tough. Little sleep, less patience, plus loads of dirty diapers and tears? Of course we sometimes daydream about the not-so-distant future. Imagine how awesome it’ll be when our kids can tie their own shoes and wipe their own butts?  Le sigh. But guess what?…

PATIENCE IS A (MOTHERS?) VIRTUE

Is it just me, or are some guys, like, one thousand percent less patient with their kids – specifically of the three-year-old variety – than their female partners in procreation? Without sounding like an ungrateful witch (because I do, in fact, appreciate my husband who happens to be extremely patient with me….) or coming off…

WHAT MOM COLD?

Ladies, I would like to explore a severely undervalued skill that mothers have been secretly-not-so-secretly toting since babies were a thing, so basically, forever: working the mom cold.   Having been fully immersed in said phenomena for approximately 3 glorious weeks, I thought, ‘hmmm, this pattern looks awfully familiar….perhaps mom colds are actually a thing!’…

THE 10 PEOPLE PARENTS HATE MOST 

Becoming a parent will inevitably bring about a plethora of fascinating changes to the way you interact with the world around you. You’ll be more patient, more understanding, more empathetic, and you may also find that you’ll develop a deep hatred for people to whom you had never previously given any thought whatsoever. Here are…

WE’RE BRINGING SELF-ESTEEM BACK (YEAH!)

On Monday, we held our first ever speaking engagement (!!!) at SLMG, and since we’re admittedly completely unqualified to speak as “parenting experts,” we decided to talk about something that we are (more or less) experts on: The experience of early motherhood. A study performed by a team of Norwegian researchers (summarized here) recently revealed what…

A SURVIVAL KIT FOR THE REST OF US

When we were pregnant, we lived and died by the almighty list. There were lists for everything, coming at us from all directions. But being the task oriented, list-obsessed Virgos that we are – we secretly loved it. We had lists of foods to eat for optimum fetus health, exercises to do for optimum prenatal…

A SIMPLE LESSON

Since the beginning, we have been clear with friends, family (and the entire internet, for that matter) that we actually have no idea what the hell we’re doing insofar as “raising” our son is concerned. Like most parents, we just fly by the seat of our pants, do the best we can, and hope the…

TELL US HOW YOU REALLY FEEL

We mamas are master actors. Seriously, you should see me feign excitement at the park when my 3-year-old pulls the “BIGGEST WORM IN THE WORLD” out of the dirt. That’s all just part of the gig, though. When our kids are little, we to pretend that life is fair, that people are kind, that decency…