Mama to an 1-year-old girl and a 5-year-old shih tzu. Married.
I've blogged for lots o' websites; written essays for McSweeney's and Hackwriters; and worked on a ton of sitcoms. I watch a gross amount of Bravo and HGTV, and am hanging on to the pipe dream that one day I'll own a quaint little B&B somewhere on the coast of Italy. Won't you come visit?
Let me ask you something: If you were going out for ice cream, would you rather go to a shop that only sold vanilla, or would you prefer to go somewhere that carried vanilla, strawberry, chocolate? Probably the latter, right? Because choices are good. Choices allow for more people to be satisfied and for more people to do what works for them. Life isn't one-size-fits-all, we know that by now. So why do people jump down a mom's throat every time she chooses between two or more options? Aren't options good?
Recently, photos of mothers breastfeeding their babies from the Victoria erasurfaced, and naturally, now -- hundreds of years later -- the photos have sparked controversy. (Feel free to peruse the comments section on The Huffington Post article that originally featured the pics.) At the time, do you think anyone batted an eyelash at these photos? Or at a mother nursing her child? Doubtful. Because breastfeeding was the only option.
As parents, we love sharing photos of our kids. They're the cutest, most perfect things on the planet to us, so obviously we want to bestow their awesomeness unto the world. But there are some safety precautions that ought to be taken when posting pics of our little ones online.
No need to completely forgo uploading pics of little Johnny or little Sally on to the Internet, but here are 6 tips to maintaining your child's safety online.
Few things are better than online shopping. You don't have to drive anywhere. You don't have to brave the crowds. And you can do all of your browsing and purchasing braless and pantless, if you'd like. (Most stores even have free delivery now!) I, personally, would take online shopping over the real thing any day. But still. There are some things that are better left for the IRL version.
Here are 5 things you should never shop for online. (Put some pants on! You can do it!)
Few things are more adorable than a little one in a bathing suit (except maybe a little one skinny dipping). Their little wet legs. Their tummies bulging out. Their tiny wet ponytails. Too much cuteness!
Since the weather is heating up, and you're bound to be spending time at the beach and/or pool with the kids, here are 8 incredibly cute (no, really, incredibly cute) bathing suits for little boys and girls. Resistance is futile.
What's worse than having your house broken into while you're in it? How about having your house broken into, pulling off the burglar's mask, and realizing it's your own grandson. Yes, this actually happened to Pamela Dearinger, a poor grandmother in Albuquerque, New Mexico. One minute, she was sitting on her couch, watching TV, the next she's allegedly being attacked by a man wearing a bandana. And the really sad part is, after she pulled off the robber's mask and realized it was her grandchild, he reportedly still knocked her down and stole her purse.