In the United States, nearly one in three girls will get pregnant before she turns 20, and half of all young adults will get an STD by the time they turn 25. If you’re the parent of a teen/tween, you’ve probably come to the hard realization that you’re going to have to speak with them about sex. Will it be embarrassing? Possibly. Awkward? Most likely. But will it also make your … [Read more...] about What you HAVE to Tell Your Kids About Sex
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When I first returned to work after maternity leave, I wasn’t sure which was scarier: returning to work or worrying about the caregiver for my child while I was at work. My working mommy friends and I have more than our fair share of war stories - - from nannies who never showed up for their first day of work leaving us stranded on Monday morning to au pairs who were so … [Read more...] about The Working Mom’s Ultimate Childcare Provider Rulebook
Congratulations! Today you gave birth. You’re on a new adventure! Your hips a wider girth! Baby brain’s in your head. Baby books in your hand. You now find yourself In a sleep-deprived land. You’re a new mother. And you know what you know. Which is next to nothing, or so you are told… My breath creates clouds in the chilly air as I walk the neighborhood … [Read more...] about You’re A New Mother… Oh, The Places You’ll Get Unsolicited Advice!
Hey all you Alvin and the Chipmunks fans - the new movie opens on December 18th! ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP a ModernMom giveaway Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami…and dump them. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves … [Read more...] about Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip Giveaway
Handicapped Parking for Autistics I recently got into a spirited conversation with a couple other AutMoms regarding autism and whether or not people with autism should get handicapped placards. What is the issue? I responded to a Facebook post which was a page from an AutDad's blog. The post was about getting handicapped parking for autistic children. In the first … [Read more...] about Handicapped Parking for Autistics