Do you write letters to the editors of Parenting Magazines?

I just received the new issue of Today's Parent in the mail. I scanned the cover, read a few of the article themes, opened the mag up and flipped through it. I didn't have time for anything more. When I closed it, I looked more closely at the cover image of a really freakin' cute baby girl. But, she didn't look right. I realized the reason was because she didn't have any pores in her skin. Her skin was literally as smooth and flawless as porcelain. I have a hard time believing that the child's face is really like that. ...more

Attention, Mothers: You Must Now Panic

When I was pregnant with my daughter in 2003, I immersed myself in advice, inhaling the entire parenting section of the library and local bookstore and supplementing my paperback reading with four magazine subscriptions and three different "has your baby grown eyelashes yet?" pregnancy calendars. I learned about avoiding soft cheeses and sushi during pregnancy, how to swaddle an infant and how to "keep my marriage alive." ...more

Finding the balance is like a mine field waiting to blow up in your face at any moment. more