What to do when something happens, but it isn’t enough to be a blog on its own? Combine all the mini stories into a bunch of Peanut Shorts!
8 Bits of Parenting Advice I Wish I Had Ignored
Being pregnant opens the door for other parents to give you advice. Some you should listen to, and some you should ignore. Here’s some advice that wasn’t my cup of tea.
If you’re drafting a holiday pregnancy announcement status update, pause for just a moment before you tell the world.
The Mother of All Crying Fits
It was just another stop for gas on the way home. 90 minutes later we finally got back on the road, after I went a little crazy, thanks to some evolutionary Mom Programming.
I never minded being the parent with the full-time gig… but now that I’m back to work full time, I’m bitter about the discrepancy in “Me Time” between us.
The Bra Lady Gives Advice
Before tossing out random advice to people you don’t know, consider the fact that not everyone can conceive babies in a heartbeat. A little sensitivity goes a long way.
Fewer than 1% of adults experience night terrors. Now that I’m a parent, one of my worst fears becomes real for a few seconds every night.
No Tears to Report
I knew Peanut’s first day at daycare would be hard. All my mom friends warned me that I would cry. So I feel the need to explain the very good reason why I didn’t.
For the Birds
All summer long, I looked forward to my maternity leave. Now that it’s over, I’ve decided that this working mother stuff is for the birds.