Did you ever see <em>Toy Story 3</em>? The kids licking toys, licking each other, sticking fingers in offensive places not on their own bodies? All true. They will get colds every other week, are constantly on antibiotics, and require multiple trips to the doctor or emergency room because they didn't have the decency to get really sick until Friday afternoon of a long weekend.
Television Producer & Mom
Heather Lin is an entertainment television producer who, truth be told, is easily entertained. She's also the mom of two young boys who are her main source of entertainment.
Are you going to try for that girl? That is usually one of the top three questions I get whenever someone hears that I have two young sons. Don't get me wrong, if one of my two boys had been a girl, I would have been over the moon happy, but am I any less sad that I have two boys? Are you kidding?
06/27/2014 12:24 EDT
It sounds like I'm just moaning about petty things that drive me crazy, and yes, I know these issues might relate only to me. But if these, or issues like these, are the main points of contention in a relationship, then in the end, I think we're all going to be okay. But when in doubt, just remember, you do want to get some sleep tonight.
06/01/2014 11:40 EDT
Pregnancy books tell you that you should sing to your baby because your baby will love your voice, no matter what you sound like. Big fat lie. (The lies that pregnancy books tell you will be a topic for an upcoming blog post, I'm sure.) Your singing may drown out your baby, but if you can't carry a tune, it's not going to be a peaceful night for anyone.
05/19/2014 02:01 EDT
How can you avoid making the mistake of congratulating a woman like myself on her pregnancy, after she already gave birth a couple of years before? Ask yourself a few simple questions, and remember, she may just have post-baby weight that never went away. Tread lightly.
05/04/2014 10:12 EDT
I'll be the first to admit that kids are time-sucks. They can literally consume every waking second you have by demanding all of your attention. And if you have more than one and they're young, good luck trying to "nap when the baby naps." What if they're on different nap schedules? What if that's the only time you get to have a shower or eat something that requires both hands?
04/27/2014 23:37 EDT
I admit it. I hate ironing. I don't find anything calming, or therapeutic, or satisfying about it. I actually go out of my way to buy clothes that don't need to be ironed. If you're like me and set on NOT ironing, there are a couple of ways to enjoy wrinkle-free clothing.
04/20/2014 11:58 EDT
It happens to everyone as we get older. Either you have kids or your friends have kids. But the one factor that a lot of people seem to forget is that children aren't for everyone. That doesn't mean your friendships are doomed. There are actually a few tricks you can do to look like a hero to your parenting friends, with limited child-you interaction.
04/14/2014 12:35 EDT
Cool means surviving a work day on only two hours of sleep and still being able to laugh and stay upright. Cool means buying jeans one size up and NOT crying about it - but still keeping the old ones because you know, you may one day find time to exercise after the kids turn 16. Cool means being able to pick your own definition of the word and not letting others decide what it means.
04/07/2014 05:29 EDT
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