I'm Judging Your Parenting -- Right Now

Just call me a Judgey McJudgerson because even though I have a kid, I still judge other parents. I judge often and I judge hard. I saw several moms on my Facebook feed share an article on the Huffington Post written by Kara Gebhart Uhl entitled "Apologies to the Parents I Judged Four Years Ago." It's a good read; make sure to check it out. To summarize it though, Uhl apologizes to the parents she judged who ignored tantruming children, fed kids McDonald's, and complained publicly about parenting, among other things. I'm probably in the minority but I will still judge you as a parent for these things....more
All good points. I had a nursing baby with me at a writers conference 25 years ago and each peep ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your March Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily March NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
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The Hardest Stage of Parenting Is...

The hardest stage of parenthood is when your children are newborns. All they do is eat and poop and cry and they can't do anything for themselves. You are certain you will never sleep again....more
In retrospect, the stage I was in was the easiest and the one I am presently in seems the ... more

Thank a Traveling Soldier

I leave for the airport in a few hours and will inevitably come across a soldier, either shipping out for (likely) dangerous parts unknown, or coming home to a grateful family. I always get the urge in airports to thank them and never do, which is why this post rang true:...more
Our son and daughter are in the military and I know I appreciate hearing them tell me the ... more