Posts tagged " dad "

Men won’t ask for directions, but they will take parenting advice

February 23rd, 2017 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Charlie Brooks posted in Mom Stories Stay-at-home dads: They used to be rare but, as discussed in a recent NPR article, they’re becoming more common. The emergence of the stay at home dad has brought a slew of parenting changes for the future. A survey from the Pew Research Center found that dads have… Read more »

Men might not ask for directions, but they will ask for parenting advice

February 23rd, 2017 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Charlie Brooks posted in Mom Stories Stay-at-home dads: They used to be rare but, as discussed in a recent NPR article, they’re becoming more common. The emergence of the stay at home dad has brought a slew of parenting changes for the future. A survey from the Pew Research Center found that dads have… Read more »

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 »

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 »

After five years, I still can’t effectively discipline my kids

February 16th, 2017 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Charlie Brooks posted in Mom Stories Two weeks ago, I thought my wife and I had solved our daughter’s bedtime woes. The solution, it seemed, was to bribe her with a lollipop as a reward for staying in her own bed. And this worked…for two nights. Then we started the whole rigmarole again. It… Read more »

My wife smacked me upside the head during labor, here’s why

October 20th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Charlie Brooks posted in Mom Stories Men have it easy during labor, because we’re not the ones with a human being forcing its way through our innards and out our nether regions. Of course, we still have to watch our loved one go through that process, and if we’re not careful we sometimes get… 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 »

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 »