Posts tagged " family "

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 »

5 ways your teenager is a giant 3-year-old

February 13th, 2017 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Laura Falin posted in Mom Stories Over the past few years, I’ve heard people jokingly refer to 3-year-olds as threenagers. And when I had my own 3-year-olds, I agreed wholeheartedly. The moodiness. The attempts to tell me off with an adorable 3-year-old lisp. The need for independence. But now that I have an actual teenager,… Read more »

5 ways to stay connected to your role as a parent

October 26th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by BabyCenter Featured Expert posted in Mom Stories By Amy Morin, licensed clinical social worker Although it can be tempting to put all of your energy into caring for your baby, it’s important to make sure you take care of yourself. Taking care of your needs will ensure you have plenty to give back to… 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 »

3 ways parents lose their sense of self (and how to get it back)

October 5th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by BabyCenter Featured Expert posted in Mom Stories By Amy Morin, licensed clinical social worker The early days of parenting can make you feel as if you’ve traded in the old you for your new job as mom or dad. But even though parenthood will shift your priorities, there are steps you can take to… Read more »

5 things my husband learned from a week alone with kids

October 4th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Kelly Wilbanks posted in Mom Stories My husband Tre’ wrote this week’s post for me. He has shared his opinion with BabyCenter readers before in Dad on strollers: A guy’s guide to modern perambulators. Tre’ is a very involved dad, so single-handedly taking care of our girls isn’t outside his norm, but doing so when I was completely… Read more »