Other People’s Parents
A weekly feature putting the spotlight on other moms and dads.
One minute I’m planning to get lucky on New Year’s Eve, then falling asleep before the ball drops. The next minute I’m screaming and chest-slamming dudes over touchdowns during the Super Bowl, even though my team never made it to the big game. All of the sudden, February opens up like a hot diaper in
My baby just turned four….my reaction, you ask? Part this: And part this: Anyone who has survived the twos and threes knows exactly why. Now that both of my children are 4 and 7, I’ve had the horror honor of experiencing the two different ways these two very different children experienced these nightmare lovely years.
Dear Ava, One day, long before your Dad and I are even remotely prepared, you are going to be a tween. Yes, just over that six year old horizon lies an awkward, confusing stage that you will look back on from your young adult coolness with complete disdain. So to prepare you for your impending
Sometimes when I see stay-at-home dads being all competent and relaxed, hoisting their toddlers one-handed while making realistic elephant sounds, I feel a little threatened. Outwardly, I’m supportive and feminist. Inside, I’m more like Kit De Luca in Pretty Woman when she confronted that hooker for encroaching on her Hollywood Boulevard turf: “Yo, the moms
OTHER PEOPLE’S PARENTS #7: My Anti-Bucket List – 10 Things I Have No Interest In Doing Before I Die.9 comments
This story was contributed by our good friend Amy over at @cb4m – ENJOY! Damn that Morgan Freeman–the whole world is bucket list crazy. Walking through any airport bookstore, I’m bombarded with thousands of things I should be doing, seeing, reading and eating before I die. Too many things! Can’t be done! Time is precious,
This story was contributed by our good friend Amy at @cb4m – ENJOY! It’s 10pm and you’re feeling frisky. The mother of your children is just inches away from you in bed looking saucy in her, um, flannel pajamas. You reach for her. Does she: A) Pretend to be asleep. B) Slap your hand away.
This story was contributed by our friend Liz at @happymess – ENJOY! I am the mother of a son. I’m a woman and he’s a boy. We have a very special bond that will (hopefully) last a lifetime but we also have some major differences, which are starting to become apparent to him lately and
This story was contributed by our friend Brandi at @thesassymama – ENJOY! Like many other parents, my husband and I had a deliberate conversation about committing to not swearing when our first born hit toddlerhood. I can honestly say that we did an awesome job of staying true to our word. After seven years, I
This story was contributed by our friend Robb at @stayathomebuzz – ENJOY! My parents bought my wife and I annual passes to Disneyland for Christmas, and we’ve taken Avery a lot. She is only twenty-months old and has been at least a dozen times. She always has a great time, but in the last few
This story was contributed by our friend, Hannah at The Lexingtonienne – ENJOY! A toddler is like a Border Collie: an adorable, loyal companion who is whip-smart, fun-loving, ridiculously energetic, and who almost always wants to be by your side. And, like a Border Collie, if not kept busy in a constructive way, a toddler