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  • fresh7 things I use my gym's free childcare for, other than working out
    by Michelle Stein posted in Life Unless we have a doctor's appointment or someone is ill, you'll find me and my kiddos at the gym every single weekday. But before you start praising me for my stellar working-out ethic, I have a confession to make: I…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 6:07pm -
  • freshThat time I cheated and faked surprise at my baby's gender reveal...
    by Laura Falin posted in Pregnancy Not that this has ever happened to me, but reading this BabyCenter community thread about the mom who was tempted to peek at her gender test results before her reveal sure got my imagination going. My husband and I…
    - 17 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 3:54pm -
  • freshHow dried yogurt saved my life after pregnancy loss
    by Melissa Willets posted in Parenting Yesterday, I was struggling to find any meaning in my life. I don't admit this easily. But as many people know, I recently lost a baby. Now, three months later, I still spend a lot of time feeling down, and dep…
    - 18 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 3:10pm -
  • fresh7 reasons why you should create a Target baby registry
    by Sabrina Garibian posted in Pregnancy So you're pregnant. Now what? Aside from enjoying your growing bump and thinking up baby names, it's also the time to get started on your baby registry. Creating your baby registry is an exciting step on the w…
    - 19 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 1:48pm -
  • freshWhat doctors should tell you about having a baby with Down syndrome
    by Whitney Barthel posted in Parenting My baby will never be able to ride a bike, read a book, or leave home. How will I love this child that will surely always be a burden? These are some of the thoughts that haunt me now, seven years after receivin…
    - 22 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 11:03am -
  • freshThe folklore behind birthmarks and where they're located
    by Sara McGinnis posted in Parenting Odds are your baby was born with a birthmark, believe it or not. Statistically speaking, over 80 percent of babies have one type or another! Some of them will last for life, while others will fade away, which is o…
    - 22 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 10:53am -
  • I'll tell you why mom phone guilt is a complete load of crap
    by Melissa Willets posted in Parenting Hardly a day goes by when I don't stumble across some blog post, Facebook status, or study about how parents are damaging their kids, by being on their phones too much. And of course, I immediately flash through…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Sep 17, 1:52pm -
  • Try these natural ways to overcome labor pains
    by BabyCenter Guest Blogger posted in Pregnancy By Elizabeth MacDonald I've had five babies without medical intervention and can tell you that each birth is different. And so are the pain remedies you may need throughout each labor. Our bodies are ma…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Sep 17, 1:37pm -
  • How to eliminate smelly mold from your front-load washer
    by Sarah Welch posted in Tips & Tricks Is there anything worse than a mountain of dirty laundry? How about a mountain of laundry you've just cleaned that reeks of mildew. Especially towels. There's nothing worse than burying your face in a clean towe…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Sep 17, 12:10pm -
  • People have a lot to say about Kylie Jenner being pregnant at 20
    by Sara McGinnis posted in Pregnancy "I feel like 30's too late [for a kid]," Kylie Jenner said in 2016, so should we really be so surprised by the news she's pregnant at age 20? Despite the reality star elaborating "I don't want to start [having] a…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Sep 17, 8:54pm -

Mom Stories blog

  • 10 life secrets my kids have learned from their grandparents
    by Betsy Shaw posted in Mom Stories In honor of  National Grandparents Day, I'm compelled to pay homage to the amazing role models my parents have been for my children.  Rather than drone on about how and why my parents, also known as Papa and Zsa…
    - 15 days ago, 10 Sep 17, 10:47pm -
  • 10 things grandmas do that drive new moms absolutely bonkers
    by Joyce Slaton posted in Mom Stories Okay, grandmas, you've been around the block a few times so I know I can give it to you straight: The more you irritate the mother of your grandchildren, the less you'll see them. Period. Especially if the new mo…
    - 18 days ago, 8 Sep 17, 5:17pm -
  • 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 -

MomLogic

stark. raving. mad. mommy.

  • 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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