Posts tagged " baby "

The crappiest part of having a non-verbal child

February 23rd, 2017 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories I hate it when people are shocked to learn that Daniel is 6 years old. I hate it that I have to speak for him when strangers ask him questions like “Oh, what’s your name?” I hate it that he can’t whisper what he wants into Santa’s ear… Read more »

Parents, can we all stop being jerks to each other please?

February 20th, 2017 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories This morning I opened one of my favorite mommy websites and was totally appalled at nearly every single headline. “I don’t give a sh*t,” “F that,” and “Damn this.” The majority of the page filled with recently published articles were written by parents asking for no judgment on… Read more »

“I’ll never forget what you did for me and my baby”

October 19th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories October 15th was National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day. That particular day is bittersweet for any parent who has suffered a loss, this year it was especially hard for a woman named Jacinta Masters.                         *Masters and now 2-year-old daughter Charlotte. At 25 weeks pregnant Jacinta found… Read more »

Wet-nurse mom who broke Facebook is back, check her out!

October 14th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories Last week Rebecca Wanosik’s Facebook account was suspended for a picture of her tandem nursing her baby along with a stranger’s. Rebecca shared the picture of the babies holding hands as they are bellied up to her large, milk-filled breasts. She explained “So last Friday night while I… Read more »

My kid jumped on my pregnant belly and gave me a fright

September 29th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Kelly Wilbanks posted in Mom Stories I waited on the phone for the advice nurse, hoping my ’bout of tummy troubles’ wasn’t hiding something worse. What had me really concerned was the day before my 52- pound 4-year-old playfully jumped on me as I was lying on my side. I’m basically a slug between… Read more »

7 baby-friendly places that may surprise you

September 27th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories Although all four of my boys were born in a span of about 4.8 years, the change in my parenting style from the first child to the last is incredible. When we had our first, Daniel, now 5, we spent months nestled inside our home. If my husband… Read more »

I have found hell on earth, it’s called the laundromat

September 26th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories Until this weekend I have not graced a laundromat since my college days, which is slightly longer ago than I would like to admit… To be honest, I was actually looking forward to reliving the experience. I envisioned loading my van, filling up a row of washers, and… Read more »

One mom’s very bad, awful, day in pictures

September 23rd, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories My marriage is not perfect, no one’s is. And although I feel like Ryan and I are in a good place, there are times I feel the day is surely headed for barbarian warfare. I would describe having a family as a bipolar experience. The very last thing… Read more »

The ultimate fall to-do list for families with a baby

September 23rd, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories It can be really hard to entertain toddlers, especially when you also have a baby. This is why we mothers and fathers need to make a conscious effort to plan ways to truly enjoy the most glorious season of the year: fall. I love fall. I mean, I… Read more »

Don’t tell me I can’t complain about my kids!

September 16th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories My husband and I have four young boys. And, if it were up to me, I wouldn’t mind adding a couple more kids to the mix…maybe a girl or two? It is no surprise that life with so many littles — and one of them with special needs… Read more »