New Parents: Here’s How To Deal With All The Unwanted Advice You’ll Get

When you have a new baby, the advice comes at you from all angles-your mother, your mother in law, co-workers, friends, that lady in the underwear aisle at Target-it never stops. There’s the outdated advice from your parents’ generation. “I smoked when I was pregnant and my kids were healthy.”  “None of my babies had…Continue Reading “New Parents: Here’s How To Deal With All The Unwanted Advice You’ll Get”

The 3 REAL Reasons I Make My Kids Do Chores

I’m sure you’ve seen a bunch of posts and articles explaining how important it is to teach kids responsibility by having them participate in household chores. This isn’t one of those posts. Even though I absolutely agree it’s important to teach kids responsibility and impart a good work ethic and all that stuff, I’ll let…Continue Reading “The 3 REAL Reasons I Make My Kids Do Chores”

Don’t Accuse Me of Stealing and Other Tips for The Teen Bagging My Groceries

First of all, before I start my tirade, I do want to thank you for bagging my groceries. Not many stores have a designated bagger so that’s nice. I also think it’s great that you are working after school instead of staying home and taking drugs and making out with girls or whatever the kids…Continue Reading “Don’t Accuse Me of Stealing and Other Tips for The Teen Bagging My Groceries”

Why I love Pokemon Go-Even Though I Don’t Play (and My Kids Don’t Either)

When I heard about Pokemon Go about a year ago, I dreaded it’s release, but now that it’s here, I love it-even though I don’t play and my kids don’t either. Here’s why: My ten year old bestest boy loves Pokemon and has for the past 5 years. And when I say love, I’m putting…Continue Reading “Why I love Pokemon Go-Even Though I Don’t Play (and My Kids Don’t Either)”