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Government Should Not Step In to Make Us “Perfect” Parents

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Readers — I am honored to present this brilliant piece by Jan Macvarish, a research fellow at the University of Kent and co-author of the book Parenting Culture Studies, which asks how come the way we feed, talk to, and play with our kids has become the stuff of public debate and government...

Nothing and Everything Surprises Me

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One thing I love/hate about parenting is all the little surprises that you never realized were going to be an actual part of parenting. You know what I’m talking about right? The things that you’d never expect to hear from your own lips that sound just like your mother talking, or the unexpected things your kids say and do....

I Will Never Have Perfect Patience. And You Probably Won’t Either.

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I started a painting project last week, and it is still not finished this week. The pre-kids me would have killed herself for two solid days painting that tiny 12×12 playroom (but it would have been some other room since I was pre-kids), but the “I have 3 kids” me can’t possibly do that.

And, in the midst of starting...

Moms and Burgers

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Readers — Here’s a public service announcement someone posted on Facebook that has started an interesting discussion:

The problem with this ad is that it reinforces a sickening message about parenting: that if you are not optimizing every choice you make for your child — including choosing the best possible foods,...

The Minimalist Parenting Fundraiser to #HelpWomenAtRisk

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What is minimalist parenting? Minimalist Parenting, what?! Well, since there’s a whole book about it, I hesitate to say much about it. But to say it’s kind-of the opposite of the mania that modern parenting (see also: the first-world issue of abundance) drags us into… I might be over-simplifying. Think minimal. Minimalist parenting, to be

The Minimalist Parenting...

Guinea Pigs

by One time, a long time ago, I read a parenting blog from a woman who said something like, "I would rather put a stake in my eye than write about my religion, but yes I'm a Mormon." And I think all the time, I'd rather put...

Busy Parenting

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Parenting, it is exhausting. When my kids were little I traveled a lot for work. I thought it was tough to travel then but now it is actually harder to not be present. The after school activities, packing lunches, signing folders and homework, helping them with homework, making sure that you’re there to talk to

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9 Things You Could Learn From the School of Parenting

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You can go to school to learn lots of things beyond basic academics, but you can’t go to school to learn how to be a perfect parent.There is no school of parenting.

Although we all try to prepare ourselves for raising our little humans, books and friendly advice can never prepare us for the moment when we clean poop off...

Bringing Sexy Back To Parenting

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I had a little chuckle when I saw our Sponsor, Orange County family lawyer, Darlynn Morgan's guest post title today and I was intrigued to find out how family estate planning could bring sexy back...

Sketchy website “It’s Parenting” scraping content from parenting bloggers

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A number of bloggers recently noted that their content was being republished on a “parenting site” called It’s Parenting, which appears to be a site whose sole content is republished from the RSS feeds of other bloggers. A quick persual of the site yesterday revealed work stolen from How To Be A Dad, Alpha Mom, Rookie...

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