Many of us, like myself, were raised by parents that grew up in the 50's, 60's, and 70's. Parenting from individuals from that generation was vastly different from parenting now. The information that we have now was not as abundant and therapy visits were not as widely accepted as it is today. There was no access to Google or Psychology online to help parents solve problems and … [Read more...] about How Parenting Techniques From Older Generations Harm Today’s Mom
As a little girl I fantasized about what I would be when I grew up. I planned my wedding, picked names for my children, and designed my dream home. I was so caught up in my master plan that when I was hit with a curve ball as an adult I didn’t know how to adjust. My imperfect fairy tale began when I married my best friend and his 3 year old son four years ago. Although … [Read more...] about From Majee To Mommy: The Journey Of Going From A Stepmother To A Mother
Here I am, on day 3,674 of stay at home orders. It’s my official first day as the associate editor for Modern Mom, and I’m typing from my bed with the TV on in the background and a 5-year-old by my side. My how times have changed. Or have they? The pandemic is an unprecedented global event, but our ability to adapt and thrive as mothers is not. This Mother’s Day, we don’t … [Read more...] about There is power in writing; it can inspire action.
It is the eve of the night before my first baby girl Neriah becomes an adult. How did this day come so soon? This natural rite of passage I imagined gently greeting me hit me like a bold question mark at the end of a sentence. Despite the lack of emotional preparation, the day unfolds, and with it a boatload of emotions. Senior year, 18th birthday, and college acceptance … [Read more...] about Letting Go: Redefining The Mother-Daughter Relationship
The Boss Baby, the new film by Dreamworks Animation understands "Brotherly Love." At least, it gives it it's best diaper-clad shot. If you have two kids (or more), you probably are very familiar with how challenging sibling rivalry can be. In fact, you know more than anyone the scope of items that can cause your little love bugs to burst into WWF style arguments. Items … [Read more...] about The Boss Baby Pushes Hard at Brotherly Love