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  • freshDesperate mom tries every pajama trick to stop twins from poop painting
    by Sara McGinnis posted in Parenting The moment your toddler discovers they can reach into their diaper and "paint" the wall next to their crib with their poop is the stuff of nightmares -- and it's a scene some parents have woken up to more than onc…
    - 10 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 5:47pm -
  • fresh3 loving reminders to expectant moms about birth plans
    by Tara Shafer posted in Pregnancy The BabyCenter community has been weighing in on birth plans in a BabyCenter poll, and for each pollster who made a birth plan, there was one who didn't make one. Birth plans can be nice. I'm very respectful of the…
    - 10 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 5:17pm -
  • freshI got totally overwhelmed trying to buy stuff for my first baby
    by Jamie Reed posted in Pregnancy There I stood, right in the middle of the car seat section at Babies "R" Us, trying not to cry or hyperventilate while I took in the options around me. Do I want an infant seat? One that will fit directly into the ma…
    - 13 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 3:00pm -
  • freshSelf-preserving yoga poses for when your kids are fighting
    by Melissa Willets posted in Parenting For many of us moms, it's about that time of year when our kids really, desperately, need to go back to school. Because the occasional squabble over who gets to play with the mermaid Barbie first has turned into…
    - 13 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 2:17pm -
  • fresh6 fundamental truths of childbirth you may not be ready for
    by Ashleigh Evans posted in Pregnancy I have some news: my latest little guy arrived August 1st. Woohoo! Since this was my third hurrah in the hospital, I thought I would drop some serious truths. Consider this a little sidebar for your "What to Exp…
    - 14 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 1:35pm -
  • 7 harsh (and inevitable) realities of parenting baby number 3

    - 1 day ago, 16 Aug 17, 3:04am -
  • The 7 coolest crowd-funded baby products right now
    by Joyce Slaton posted in Products Got some scratch burning a hole in your pockets? Maybe you want to get in on one of these crowd-funded baby products. 1. Party supplies celebrating children of color: The fairies, mermaids, cowboys, and superheroes…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Aug 17, 7:40pm -
  • Man looking for lady to conceive next-level perfect eclipse baby
    by Maggie Downs posted in Life Ladies, have I got a deal for you: It involves a Craigslist ad, a natural phenomenon, and a total eclipse of the penis with a stranger. Ready? A recent Craigslist post (now flagged for removal) made by a California man…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Aug 17, 7:22pm -
  • Back-to-school breakfast sundaes
    by Lindsay Weiss posted in Life We are headed back to school this week and man, is it a hard pill to swallow for my kiddos. We have had an amazing summer of sleeping late, swimming, and exploring -- so much so that this is the first time I've ever be…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Aug 17, 7:08pm -
  • 17 out-of-this-world baby names inspired by the solar eclipse
    by Carolyn Robertson posted in Pregnancy With just one week to go until the solar eclipse on August 21, the countdown is officially on for astronomy buffs. A total eclipse doesn't come along very often -- according to NASA this is the first one visib…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 2:52pm -

Mom Stories blog

  • Empowering new project urges moms to get in the picture
    by Melissa Willets posted in Mom Stories I just returned from vacation. Looking through my photos, I couldn't help but notice it looks like I wasn't even there. Because all the pictures are of my kids, and my hubby. I'm pretty sure many moms can rela…
    - 23 Feb 17, 7:28pm -
  • Men won't ask for directions, but they will take parenting advice
    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…
    - 23 Feb 17, 5:00pm -
  • The crappiest part of having a non-verbal child
    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 whisp…
    - 23 Feb 17, 4:31pm -
  • 5 things to be grateful for when you have the flu
    by Tara Shafer posted in Mom Stories I am emerging from the throes of the mom flu. I was fine. And then all of a sudden -- boom -- down I went. As I lay shivering in bed under three or four comforters and remained both incredibly cold and unbearably…
    - 22 Feb 17, 2:43pm -
  • Child-proofing? There's a room you might have forgotten
    by Joanna Venditti posted in Mom Stories When my husband and I were preparing to become parents 8 years ago, we were organized and ready. Or at least we thought we were. We read the books, studied the articles, went to the classes, and soaked up ever…
    - 22 Feb 17, 2:28pm -
  • 7 things Jay Z and George need to know about twin pregnancy
    by Joanna Venditti posted in Mom Stories Dear Jay Z and George, congratulations on your twin announcements. Holy crap, right? This is an exciting time, but it's also pretty scary. I'm sure you're glancing over at your wives multiple times a day with…
    - 22 Feb 17, 12:30pm -
  • Puppy parental leave is a real thing and I can't even
    by Michelle Stein posted in Mom Stories A brewery that recently opened its doors in Columbus, Ohio, has become the first company in the U.S. to offer paid parental leave -- for dog parents, that is. BrewDog, which is based in Scotland, announced it…
    - 22 Feb 17, 3:20am -
  • 11 tips for new dads from guys who have been there
    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…
    - 21 Feb 17, 9:50pm -
  • Why do the worst moments become the best memories?
    by Maggie Downs posted in Mom Stories Last summer my family had an incident that could have ruined our brief vacation in Maui. Since we only had a few days on the island, I had every minute planned, determined to suck every moment out of the experie…
    - 21 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
  • 16 funny baby memes to brighten your day
    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 fi…
    - 21 Feb 17, 12:20pm -

MomLogic

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  • The Imperative of Kindness
    "It's not even that hard to be kind. I don't know why people choose not to be."One of my daughters, who just turned 13, said that to me yesterday. We had just finished up her parent-teacher conference, which in our middle school is "student-led." Two…
    - 10 Apr 14, 3:17pm -
  • Slowing Down and Breaking Down
    Hey, I'm still here. Sorta. It turns out that writing full-time is not conducive to me being functional as a human being and as a parent. Also, there's just a breaking point. It's been four years straight of going full-tilt with diagnoses, moving, jo…
    - 16 Jan 14, 2:00pm -
  • This is how the autism-vaccine controversy makes me feel.
    Warning: long post, science, f-bombs, musical f-bombs.As far as peer-reviewed scientific research is concerned, the autism-vaccine controversy has been put to rest.New study finds no link between "too many vaccines" and autismStudy: Autism signs show…
    - 16 Nov 13, 2:12am -
  • Autism and Asperger's: Celebrating my Daughter's Diagnosis
    Helping us celebrate the diagnosis: theCongratulations! You're an Asperkid!box from the supremely amazing resource Asperkids.I should have written this post about a year ago, probably. I wrote that our daughter had finally been diagnosed with Asperg…
    - 8 Nov 13, 6:01pm -
  • I Fail at All the Things Except Funny Cat GIFs
    Per usual, I do not have my act together right now. This is not helped by the fact that I'm out of Adderall, my ADHD medication. There's some issue with insurance and preauthorization and it's hard for me to remember to call and nag the insurance com…
    - 27 Sep 13, 3:21pm -
  • It Gets Better (Autism Parenting Edition)
    For those of you who have been reading this blog from the beginning, you may recall that the first day of school has not always been easy for us. This started with pre-K, when Little Dude basically turned into a jumping spider and it took four grown…
    - 11 Sep 13, 2:10pm -
  • Top 10 Things That Are Pissing Me Off Today
    Ooooh one of the fun things about coming out of a depression is that point where you start to get really, really pissed about stuff. It's like you've been feeling so sad and anxious for so long that there's no room for other feelings. And then you st…
    - 2 Jul 13, 6:49pm -
  • Being Socially 'In' Is Not Actually Our Goal
    Of course my kids have friends.So, I know I haven't been blogging much lately. I'm slowly climbing out of a depression/anxiety thing that was predictably triggered by massive amounts of stress. Basically, I'm great in a crisis and then fall apart whe…
    - 26 Jun 13, 5:52pm -
  • Tell Me More About How My Kid With Autism 'Does Not Employ Theory of Mind'
    Today on Babble I have a book review of Jennifer Cook O'Toole's book, The Asperkid's Secret Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens & Teens with Aseprger Syndrome.Most of the book review is really an intervie…
    - 3 Apr 13, 3:17pm -
  • It's Already the Best Autism Acceptance Month Ever
    Hi! I know I totally haven't been around over here. It's been more chaos than usual at the stark. raving. mad. house, what with the Peanut Butter Kid sustaining a concussion in February, and then missing six weeks of school, and then everyone in our…
    - 1 Apr 13, 6:15pm -

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