POSTS WITH TAG: coffee shop confessions

  • Mommies Need a Time-Out, Too

    posted by Aunt Becky January 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM in Toddler
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    The big thing for punishing kids these days isn't a thwack to the butt. It's a "time-out," which, if you ask me, is a pretty darn cushy way to spend five minutes.

    Which is why I'm always shocked that my daughter treats time-outs like I'd sentenced her to lick the carpets clean. She'll scream and howl and moan, thrashing herself around the couch like I'm trying to murder her, as I sit there, hoping like hell our neighbors don't call the cops on me for murdering (what sounds like) a chicken.

    I don't think my kid realizes how cushy she's got it. Because if I got five minutes alone? I'd make the MOST of it.

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    I'm not a fan of corporal punishment, but I have to admit I sympathize with the mom featured in this episode of Coffee Shop Confessions: "I Almost Spanked a Stranger's Child!" Because the mom lost her temper in a toy store, and if you've ever taken a toddler to a toy store (or even observed a toddler in a toy store), you know exactly how horribly horrible an experience that can be.

    And it's not like the mom was going to give her little girl a full-fledged spanking in the middle of the aisle; she just went to give her hand a swat. How many times do I have to tell you to put that toy down?!

    Unfortunately, the hand she grabbed didn't belong to her daughter at all.

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    Every mom has, at one time or another, ended up with a kid or three in her bed. Nightmares, thunderstorms, or those inexplicable sleep problems that crop up and then go away as quickly as they came can all be to blame.

    But that's your kids coming to you for comfort....what about expecting the same from them? That seems to be the deal with this mom who crawls into her 5-year-old son's bed every night after he's asleep. She says she knows it's probably bad for him, but she needs the comfort.

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    I can honestly say that I try really, really hard not to be judgmental when it comes to parenting and the choices other moms make -- hey, I'm far from perfect as a mother, so who am I to say what's right or wrong?

    But I have to admit I am completely and utterly horrified by the secret divulged on this episode of CafeMom Studio's Coffee Shop Confessions. HORRIFIED. Not necessarily because I can't understand why this mom did what she did, but, well ... head lice give me the CREEPS!!!

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    There's a fine line between making your kids feel being naked is shameful and teaching them to be exhibitionists.

    One mom likes to let it all hang out in front of her kids ... in front of everyone. She says she's naked all the time -- while cooking dinner, reading magazines, playing with her son. Just naked, all the time. Every day.

    Watch her confession:

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    The PTA Bake Sale gives some moms a whole lotta angst. They feel pressure to participate, but they don't have the time and ... they don't like to (or can't) bake. So rather than not particpate at all, one mom admits she does the unthinkable:

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    You're driving to grandma's 250 miles away in the middle of the night. It's just you and your baby. The baby is sleeping -- finally. Uh-oh. You have to pee. Bad. Really bad.

    Whatcha gonna do?

    You don't want to leave the baby in the car -- and you don't want to take the chance of waking the baby up by taking him out of the car.

    The solution is easy:

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    Are you a judgey mom? Do you judge other moms? Ever indulge in judgey judgitude on the playground or at school drop-off or when you watch Here Comes Honey Boo Boo? Well, as Clairee put it in Steel Magnolias, if you can't say anything nice about anybody, come sit by me! 

    No, I'm kidding. I'm not that bad -- I think. But the parents on Coffee Shop Confessions say almost all moms judge others, and dads judge, too! About sugary drinks, kid leashes, parents going bananas, you name it. We hate being judged. So why do we do it? Should we stop?

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    As a co-sleeping, baby-wearing, breastfeeding kind of mama, I love discussing everything involving natural parenting topics. And you know what else is natural? Sex with your husband. After having a baby and getting the all-clear from the doctor that your body is ready to resume the nookie, many of us cannot wait to get frisky.

    On Coffee Shop Confessions, one mom admitted that she and her husband had sex with their 8-week-old baby right there in the bed with them, making the panel cringe. But it seems that the mom confessing was also cringing at what she had done. Let's roll the videotape ....

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    Mom Makes Mac & Cheese With Breast Milk (VIDEO)

    posted by Amy Kuras August 25, 2012 at 8:45 AM in Baby
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    We've all done some crazy things at times...and most likely, that thing you think is so weird that you could not possibly tell anyone about it? It probably happens in other mom's houses all the time. Just ask your friends, you'd be surprised.

    Our CafeMom members share their deepest ...and funniest....secrets on the CafeMom Studios series Coffee Shop Confessions. This time, our panel takes on a confession from a mom who found herself out of milk when it was time to make macaroni and cheese for her kids. So she found a workaround only a mom would think up. You won't believe what she did....check out the video below to see what it was.

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