Dear Friends, If You Only Knew

My Dearest Girlfriends, I’ve wanted to write you a letter of encouragement for a while, but as I sort through collected bits of wisdom scribbled on napkins and old receipts, I realize you’re owed honesty more than advice. As the inaugural mom of our group, I’ve been long viewed as a maternal pioneer. I was […]

The Single Best Response to Unsolicited Parenting Advice

As a parent you’ve encountered your fair share of unsolicited advice. From your mother-in-law to your child-free hairdresser, every person who has ever had a kid, known a kid, or been a kid seems eager to offer parenting answers to questions you’re not asking. Parenting is a complicated, highly personal game of trial-and-error, with each […]

20 Inspirational Quotes for Kids to Live By

I come from a family of talkers. Growing up, my parents were always talking. Whether they were imparting bits of parental wisdom or simply orchestrating a life lesson out of nothing at all, I was always listening, watching, and of course, learning. So as someone who’s had pretty decent life so far on account of […]

10 Things That Don’t Make You a Lazy Parent

We can’t be gold star, award-winning, A+ parents all the time. We’re human. We have bills to pay, mouths to feed, and reality television to watch. Check out this list of 10 things we can stop beating ourselves up over!

Dear Know-It-All People Without Kids, Shut the %$#@ Up!

Mean girl, coming through. Nothing like angst to inspire bitchy writing.

How to Handle Unsolicited Parenting Advice

[Image credit] You get it.  I get it.  We all get it. Since no parent is immune to the phenomenon of unsolicited parenting advice, how do we handle it? I’ll tell you what I do, if you clicky right here… How to you handle unsolicited parenting advice?