As we all know, this job ain't an easy one, and it's reassuring to know we're not alone in having a less than easy time with it. On the days when I need to be reminded of that, I head to my Scary Mommy Confessional and instantly feel better.
When we enter parenthood, sleep definitely goes out the window, and sometimes (unfortunately) so does our focus on fashion. Sleep deprivation makes you care a heck of a lot less about what you’re wearing, and how you’re wearing it. A successful day in the life of a new mommy rests upon whether or not teeth have been brushed and enough water has been guzzled.
In honor of our technologically-inept moms and dads, we've curated the best of the sometimes cringeworthy, sometimes LOL-worthy all-time best tech fails between parents and their kids. Some things are just better left unsaid … or at least over social media.
One fine father was recently caught doing something all good parents do: making a fool of himself to amuse his child.
No one ever said being a parent is easy. Still, it's better to never have a child at all, than have one and take its life away. I've been horrified by recent news stories of parenting gone wrong from mommy blogger Lacey Spears who was arrested for systematically poisoned her son Garnett to Justin Ross Harris of Georgia who "accidentally" left his 22-month-old son in the car all day. Based on the behavior of some of these so-called parents, something needs to be said.
Lots of new moms aren't exactly in the mood for sex once Baby arrives, but if your guy isn't initiating either, don't assume he's not interested. A study from the University of Michigan suggests that a key reason dads avoid nooky is that they're worried about hurting their still-recovering partner. But you can feel close again without actual intercourse with these secret, steamy tips.
In developing nations such as Malawi, it is a commonplace event for women to die in childbirth. But Malawi is taking steps to change that. Their Safe Motherhood Initiative strives to educate men and women on maternal health, and it is seeing positive change.
There's one proud papa out there going to some pretty cool lengths to make his son smile. Brian Dunn, a graphic designer and illustrator, has spent the last two years drawing impressively detailed creatures and scenes on his son's brown paper lunch bags. In honor of Father's Day coming up this weekend, we decided to showcase a few of Brian's many labors of love.
There's a new photo trend: breastfeeding selfies. That's right. Intimate breastfeeding moments are making their way to social media. Moms are using the selfie trend to document the intimate mother-child bonding moment (or just to challenge the off-limits status of breastfeeding in public).
In this adorable 30-second video, one father dishes out some sound parenting advice that we should all follow. Wise words, fella, wide words.