Codependency is a touchy subject; it comes from a place of both selflessness and control issues. But, even when you aren't consciously being codependent, you may not realize you are raising your child to be codependent, too. Find out how to recognize codependency and make sure the cycle ends with you.Read Full Story
Parenting is a full-time job, but navigating your crazy life with an extra set of hands would be a gift many parents would never consider returning. But, is nothing sacred anymore? Apparently, you can hire baby experts to tackle the tough parenting tasks from potty training to teaching your kid to ride a bike. Although I personally prefer to tackle my children's milestones myself, these experts give you five ways to outsource parenting when you're busy.Read Full Story
Kids love Halloween; what's there not to like? Dressing up, collecting candy, staying up later than usual on a school night... but for some reason girls turn into teens and think that it's somehow license to dress inappropriately in sexy Halloween costumes. While most of the time my kids are focused on scoring the next big candy bar and probably don't notice, I'm tired of Halloween becoming a teen skankfest.Read Full Story
When I first saw an article on how American parenting is killing the American marriage show up on Facebook, I was intrigued. But as I began to read on, the tightening in my chest confirmed one thing: I am this parent they are talking about. While I want to be both a good wife and a good mom, I have to admit these reflections on parenthood as a religion are spot on — and I'm terrified.Read Full Story
The popularity of running is rapidly picking up speed with kids, but the story of a woman who allegedly ran her 9-year-old granddaughter to death has me worried about how safe it is for kids to run for exercise... and about how parents have lost sight of the line between punishment and child abuse. But, before you debate how far is going too far, find out all the facts about the case now headed to trial.Read Full Story
Sure, you're expecting your body to go through a few big changes when you get pregnant, but what surprised me most is how much your marriage takes a beating once you have a bun in the oven. But, fear not; thanks to a new parenting trend you and your partner can avoid the things couples fight about most during pregnancy and baby's first year and save your marriage by drawing up a pregnancy contract.Read Full Story
Sure, parenting can make you want to drink sometimes, but it's not exactly appropriate to be downing shots at the bar while your kids beg for more tokens or when you take them to shop for school wardrobes. While I can understand that some aspects of parenting drive you crazy, there are tons of good reasons why you shouldn't get drunk around your kids.Read Full Story
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