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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 »

16 funny baby memes to brighten your day

February 21st, 2017 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Sabrina Garibian posted in Mom Stories Despite your political preferences, a lot of people agree that 2017 has already been a crazy year in politics. Add in my own personal 2017 horoscope, which states I’m due to have a crappy year, and you’ll find me searching high and low for positivity and happiness every day. And… 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 »

This hilarious Twitter hashtag has parents talking

February 16th, 2017 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories I think perhaps four is my favorite age right now. It seems to be that magical age where potty training is in the past, an actual sense of responsibility emerges, and the wonderment of childhood is beautifully paired with a semi-understanding of the world. All these things lead… Read more »

What you NEED to know about your special-needs child’s future

October 21st, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories At a craft fair in April of 2014 my booth was across from a woman selling dried noodles. Unfortunately, it was an unseasonably warm day and instead of people looking for something to do inside — like a craft fair — everyone was outside enjoying the first hints… 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 »

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 »