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Dear Daughter, Here's Why I Hope You Have the Choice to Work or Stay Home

The 'Mommy Wars' are experiencing a resurgence. One mom recently asserted that she works because doing so makes her feel fulfilled. In response, another asserted that she stays at home because she loves her children more than she loves...Show More Summary

19 Kids And Counting: The Jessa And Ben Wedding Extravaganza

Grab your flasks, everyone (because you know this wedding is dryer than a bone). It's time to recap this very special wedding edition of 19 Kids and Counting! More » 19 Kids And Counting: The Jessa And Ben Wedding Extravaganza is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

If an Expert in Preschool Can’t Find a Good One, Can Anyone?

Here I was, an “expert” in childcare, and yet I knowingly left my own baby in a mediocre program.

Employed and At-Home Moms + The New Puberty

Deborah Kahn, author of The Roads Taken. Topic: Complex lives of employed and at-home mothers. Issues: Is there an ideal work status? why do mothers change–or not change–their work status? can we really have it all? who gives usShow More Summary

Stadium’s Gorgeous New Nursing Suite Just Might Make You Want To Become A Baseball Fan

10 hours agoLifestyle / Parenting : Mommyish

The Great American Ball Park, where the Cincinnati Reds play baseball, has completed several upgrades in advance of the 2015 season, and one of those changes is a brand new nursing station. The area, sponsored by Pampers, provides ample space and all the facilities baby-feeding might require. Show More Summary

Parents, try this one-word trick to reduce stress and increase joy

We all love our kids, right? Truth be told, there is probably nothing in the world we wouldn’t do for them. Sometimes however, there are so many things we HAVE to do for them such as carpool, dentist appointments, swim lessons, soccer...Show More Summary

What a Suicidal Pilot Can Teach Us about Trying to Predict All Risk

. Like everyone else, I wish that the suicidal Germanwings pilot had been stopped from boarding the plane. I even think it makes sense for Europe to copy our “two people in the cockpit at all times” rule. Nonetheless,  I love this essay by Stacey Gordon on her blog Xray Vision about the impossibility of predicting and […]

An Open Letter to My Egg Donor

I've always been a big believer in thank you notes -- not the ones you email or text, but the ones that include handwriting and postage. Now that I just had a baby, I estimate I owe close to 200 of them. I'm hoping to have them all done before my kid starts preschool. I need to start with my "girls" who threw me, not just one, but three baby showers. Show More Summary

The 5 Types of Unsolicited Parenting Advice I Find Most Helpful

I'm not a big fan of unsolicited parenting advice. I believe in seeking wisdom for our parenting journey (because who among us really knows what we're doing?) by reading parenting books and articles or talking with friends and experts...Show More Summary

'I Married Too Young And Was A Bad Wife'

By Shelly for I married for the first time in 1984, six months after my high school graduation ceremony. I was only 18 years old and no, I was not pregnant. I had just lost my best friend to a car crash and I was afraid of losing the one person I loved. Show More Summary

Parents Refusing Newborn Eye Ointment: Is It Safe?

Post by Judy Dutton. Once your baby is born, bonding may be at the top of your priority list, but medical staff on the maternity ward tend to be eager to perform an array of procedures in an effort to safeguard your newborn's health....Show More Summary

Store Clerk Calls Dressing A Girl In A Boy’s Suit ‘Child Abuse’ And She’s Not Joking

11 hours agoLifestyle / Parenting : Mommyish

Giving kids the freedom to express themselves seems like common sense, but as we all know, common sense isn't so common. A store clerk in a Texas shop proved this recently when she shamed a mom and accused her of abuse for allowing her daughter to wear a suit. Show More Summary

Catch Up On 'Game Of Thrones' Season 4 In Under 8 Minutes

With all the blood, death and dragons last season, it's probably hard for even George R.R. Martin to keep track of what's going on in "Game of Thrones." Well, there's good news, people: The Fine Bros have come to the rescue. In their...Show More Summary

Kraft Singles Will Not Be Considered A Kids' Health Food After All

Kraft Foods and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) announced the end of a three-year partnership that was made public just last month. As the Associated Press reported, a group of dietitians petitioned for an end to the union, arguing that putting an AND seal on Kraft Singles would serve as an endorsement of the "cheese food" product. Show More Summary

5 Things Corporate America Taught Me About Motherhood

I've hit a bit of a rough patch lately. Yesterday, I was attempting to rush my kids out the door to pick up the car from the mechanic before they closed. My kindergartner, who had planned on spending the afternoon watching "Winx Club," began stomping around in defiance. Show More Summary

These Social Innovators Are Transforming The World, And You've Probably Never Even Heard Their Names

A global organization has recognized several philanthropic entrepreneurs in hopes that the honor will benefit their causes around the world. The Schwab Foundation announced on Monday that 33 individuals have been named its Social Entrepreneurs...Show More Summary

My Whole Family Is Happier Now That I’ve Stopped Caring About What We Eat For Dinner

12 hours agoLifestyle / Parenting : Mommyish

I decided I would no longer agonize about our dinners. Now I make my kids the things they like, add some fresh fruits and veggies that I know they'll eat, and call it a day. More » My Whole Family Is Happier Now That I’ve Stopped Caring About What We Eat For Dinner is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

New HPV Vaccine Even More Effective than Before

The Food and Drug Administration just approved Gardasil 9, which covers nine types of HPV (Human Papillomavirus). The previous version of Gardasil covered only 4 types of the virus, which is responsible for many cancers and other conditions. Show More Summary

Johnny Depp's Daughter Lily-Rose Is All Grown Up

Lily-Rose Depp, daughter of Johnny Depp and his ex-girlfriend, Vanessa Paradis, turned heads in a rare red carpet appearance at Chanel's 2014/15 Metiers d'Art Collection show in New York on Tuesday. The 15-year-old looked gorgeous in...Show More Summary

10 Reasons Men Shouldn’t Be Helping Their Wives With The Housework

13 hours agoLifestyle / Parenting : Mommyish

Periodically, lists of reasons men should generously consider pitching in to help their wives with housework make the rounds on the Intertubes, and periodically, I find myself dry heaving while reading them. More » 10 Reasons Men Shouldn’t Be Helping Their Wives With The Housework is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

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