Being a teenager is already hard enough, but with the rise of promposals on social media - usually featuring teen couples holding large, pun-filled signs - there is even more pressure to deal with when asking your dream date to attend the iconic life event with you. I DONT WANT TO DATE YOU I JUST WANT A GUY AS A DATE TO PROM. Show More Summary
I'm a mother. And, like most mothers, I love my children to pieces. My kids, like most kids, are terrific and challenging on a level I didn't previously know existed. I spent most of my night up with a sick kiddo. I found my mind wandering in the early pre-dawn hours to all of the wonderfully terrible things I hear on a semi-regular basis. Show More Summary
I’m making it part of my weekly routine. On the weekend, I head out to the garden and harvest for the week and then do my weekly meal plan using the vegetables as inspiration. The garden is changing the way I think about food and I love that. With the above (amazing) harvest, this is what I […]
This is Devin Allen's photo of a Baltimore dad holding his son at a protest march Thursday against the police officers involved in the post-arrest violence and death of Freddie Gray. I'd like to think that this kid will grow up not having...Show More Summary
It’s almost bizarre how much Bill Mahr hits every point we make here all the time (except I’ve never mentioned Japanese businessmen and squid). Let’s hope next he will endorse the May 9 “Take Our Children to the Park…and Let Them Walk Home by Themselves” Day. And while we’re at it, here’s the president of […]
This has become one of our favourite family breakfasts for the weekend. It’s easy and quick to pull together. I’ve been using the Fountain GOOD CHOICE sauces for over a month now (review here) and I substituted the regular BBQ sauce I use for the no-sugar version. This could even work as an easy dinner, […]
The average person can store up to seven digits (numbers) in their short-term memory. I remembered this fact when my 6-year-old came home from school with a note advising that she was required to learn and recall her personal details, including her phone number. This was all part of a safety unit the class was undertaking. In […]
Moms, especially newbies, can be a little sensitive when it comes to childrearing and the statements made around it - and no worse a culprit than the men in our lives. It doesn't matter how amazing a father he is, sometimes dads say the wrong thing at the wrong time. Show More Summary
Take a quick peek back at your photos from the past year and tell me what you see. Most likely, there are tons of pictures of your kids on various adventures, probably a good number of them costarring your partner, and less than a handful of you with them. Show More Summary
Most parents don't like to admit it, but Prince William isn't the only new parent to make a car seat mistake - nearly every new parent has gone through the experience of a car seat mishap. Whether it's improper installation of the seat...Show More Summary
Whether or not the temperature's soaring into the triple digits where you live, soothing ice-pops are a great way to satiate a teething tot. If you're already making your little one her own baby food, homemade fruit and veggie pops are just another way to use your purees, and a great way to introduce new tastes. Show More Summary
Children’s iPad App Review by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com Here’s a really simple iPad word game app for young kids - Peek-a-Word: A Game for Developing Observation Skills. From the developer:An entertaining game that helps young children develop observation skills, improve visual perception and learn animals and languages. Show More Summary
It's okay if you still use a monitor for some extra reassurance that the baby's okay, even when they're not a baby anymore. More » It’s Okay If You Can’t Let Go Of The Baby Monitor is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.
If you're searching for inspiration for your little boy's next birthday bash, you've come to the right place! These 47 themes range from the tried, true, and traditional to the unexpected and inventive. We've rounded up some of our very...Show More Summary
When you become a parent, you inevitably start looking forward to milestones: first steps, first word, first missing tooth. Those are sweet and all, but there are other things to look forward to. More » 8 Non-Traditional Milestones Parents Are Really Looking Forward To is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.
Instead of planning Satya's 1st birthday, I thought about her funeral. Just 10 months after she was born Satya was diagnosed with cancer.
Look, I’ve got nothing against Barbie. I had several of them throughout my childhood, and they played nicely alongside my dinosaurs, Legos, and other dolls. They were especially fun in the bathtub, and I will take a Barbie doll over … More » Barbie Gives Us Something Realistic To Be Proud Of By Honoring Female ‘Sheroes’ is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.
Think the breastfeeding selfie trend is just a thing for your Instagram friends to share with each other? Not quite! While the women in your new-moms class are sharing pics of themselves and their nursing tots with family and friends, celebrity moms are sharing theirs with millions of fans around the world. Show More Summary
Children take poetic license with the word "no," coming up with endless interpretations of those two little letters. You might think you're being direct and firm in your parenting style by providing them with such a straightforward response but here's what your child actually hears when you say "no". Show More Summary
For expectant mamas heading on vacation, swimwear selection is always top of mind, but when you're heading to the beach - or even the backyard - you may want to celebrate the day wearing a two-piece swimsuit. Fifty percent of our readers showed off their burgeoning bellies in a bikini while pregnant - and they're not alone. Show More Summary