Naomi Maharaj

I write the blog LaughingMom.com, a place where I share the humor in parenting. I occasionally throw in a current events commentary.

Child sleeps well? Try these tips!

Congratulations! Your child (baby / toddler) has started regularly sleeping through the night. He is happy and you feel great! ...more

My Kids Will Have a Magical Childhood (One That I Will Help Make Happen)

In Ms. ...more
magicandmayhem  great post! Our sentiments are the same for sure.more

Gwyneth Doesn't Relate to the 'Average' Mom - but She Doesn't Have To

(Credit Image: © TLeopold/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com) ...more

It Take a Village

I whole heartedly believe in the proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child". ...more

Holding Hands: My Son Ran Away from Me in a Parking Lot.

My children and I are members at out local community centre. We are there a lot. The kids take swimming lessons as well as a variety of pre-school programs there and I use the on site child care centre to use the gym a few times a week. ...more

9 Awesome Things Good Mom Friends Do Right

While some friends have stayed with us since grade school, others come in and out of our lives. Over time, our criteria for friends change. The criteria for an Elementary Friend might be as simple as living close to each other, a University Friend might be someone who keeps the same hours as you, or is in the same classes. Sometimes, once the reason you were friends no longer exists, neither does the friendship. Yet, others join you at different stages of your life and stay with you for the remainder. ...more
Cute! Good points. Thanks for posting.more

Dear Holiday Weight Gain

After a holiday hiatus, this week I am back to healthy eating and exercise. ...more

Indoor Games: Inspiration vs Reality

Last week, Edmonton went into a deep freeze - reaching as low as -42 Celsius, with wind-chill. (That's -107 Fahrenheit for my non-metric readers). A near-by town even won the crown of coldest place on earth. Needless to say, I didn't venture too far with the children. So, what to do with 2 toddlers inside ALL day, for a few days? I took to the Internet and created a list of fun indoor games to play. ...more

9 Things You Should Never Say to Stay at Home Mother.

9 Things You Should Never Say to Stay at Home Mother. What do you do ALL day? Watch daytime TV, have super long showers, go shopping for hours while my toddlers play and care for themselves. How come no one ever asks their caregiver this? Do you pick your child up from the day home  / day care / nanny and ask them what the heck kept them busy all day? I do what you did on maternity leave, or on a weekend, I've just been doing it for longer. ...more

Stay at Home Parenting, a Personal Perspective

A number of mom-blog posts refer to being a stay-at-home parent as a job. Having recently decided to spend an additional year at home with my children, I have been struggling with this concept. For me, the idea that being a SAHM was a job, wasn't working. I was grumpy about always being 'on the job', constantly trying to get 'everything done' (whatever that means) before bed each night, only to start it all over again the next day. I didn't want to change my decisions to be a SAHM. ...more