I’m normally not a big fan of “Family Guy,” but this clip hits home for any mom. Recently my dad came up with the word “exhaust-erated” to describe toddler parents’ general state of being. Here Lois is one exhaust-erated lady, and we understand why.
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If you’re the parent of a toddler, then perhaps like me you find that the word “exhaustion” and its synonyms fail to express adequately the level of tiredness that you feel on a daily basis. Similarly, if you face, as I do, the many challenges of parenting a two-year-old, “exasperated” doesn’t quite sum it up […]
We’ve all done it. Walked into a room only to forget what we were going to do once we get there. I always chalked these mommy brain farts up to becoming a parent, but it turns out, it’s not my fault! It’s just my brain doing its job. Turns out that according to a new […]
Last week I was shocked when the first thing my daughter said when she woke up was, “Mommy, forty dollars, please!” That’s a pretty steep allowance for a 2-year-old. My allowance when I was twice her age was a quarter. But I really think she was giving it to me straight. She doesn’t want presents this year: she […]
Recently Lisa Belkin of Huffingtonpost.com posed the question, “Are there any good parents on the screen?” If we look at TV and films from the past year, it seems there aren’t many, but a standout mom that comes to my mind over the holidays is Ralphie’s mom, played by Melinda Dillon, in the classic A […]