Posts tagged " fatherhood "

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 »

11 tips for new dads from guys who have been there

February 21st, 2017 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Carolyn Robertson posted in Mom Stories We hear a lot of great, practical advice and tips for expectant moms – but what about all those dads-to-be out there? While the shelves are full of baby books geared towards women, the guys often seem to be an afterthought, left to figure things out as they… 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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

7 things only kids raised on a farm understand

August 24th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories Growing up as a “town kid,” I never knew how fantastic life on a farm could be until I moved to one as an adult. My kids are living my childhood dream: an abundance of baby animals, old barns, tractor rides, and endless adventure. My boys (ages 5,… Read more »

17 tweets only a boy mom could appreciate

August 12th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories I recently posted to my Facebook page one of my many, many boy-mom moments. I was surprised at how many other moms of boys stepped forward with eager nods and similar stories. What I posted was this. Later that night I ran into a fellow mom and Facebook… Read more »