Co-parenting is a challenging journey, especially when you’re dealing with a narcissist. The intricacies of narcissistic behavior can make the co-parenting journey even more complex. This article aims to shed light on the signs that you’re co-parenting with a narcissist and provide strategies to manage this often difficult situation. Understanding Narcissism Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) … Read more about 7 Signs You Are Co-Parenting With a Narcissist & How To Deal
My mother always said that the best parents are “lazy” parents. Her theory, as I understood it, was that these parents don’t jump up every time their kids need something so that children learn to entertain themselves, enjoy themselves, and become more independent. In couples, lazy parents, theoretically, have more time for each other because … Read more about Lazy Parents Have Happier Kids
Feel guilty when you put your feet up to watch a new episode of Trading Spaces? How about when you down a whole candy bar — or you stay out a little later than usual with your book-club pals (or even wish you belonged to a book club)? Guilty again? Time to stop. Turns out … Read more about 14 Things Not to Feel Guilty About
Forget romantic dates with actual real life men. Now that you’re a mom, you’re facing something even more terrifying: mom dates. A first-time mom date can be even more fraught with anxiety than a romantic date. Although hanky-panky is off the table, the potential for mom shaming, guilt, and the hopes that you just may … Read more about (Play) Dating Tips for Moms who need Mom Friends
Note: For the purposes of this conversation, I’m going to use the term “sexting” to include any way that people privately communicate their desires via technology, including sharing explicit photos or words. The nation gasped when we learned about the Colorado “sexting scandal” that’s all over the news. Parents everywhere were shocked to learn that students, primarily … Read more about What your kids need to know about sexting
Living in a large family is an endless adventure of laughter, laundry, grocery bills that could finance a small country, no volume control, and creatively finding new places to hide the Hershey bar you just stress-bought before the gremlins you call children consume it like air! I didn’t grow up in a large family myself. … Read more about The 6 best pieces of advice from parents of large families
I fell in love with my firstborn the second I met him. It took less than a week for me to physically feel like something was missing when he wasn’t in my arms or by my side. I knew him instantly; what he needed, why he was crying, what he liked. I missed him when he was … Read more about I’m terrified the newborn stage will destroy my marriage
In her post “Why are women so mean to each other?” Emirate Gate blogger Carolyn Robertson notes that mothers aren’t any less mean-spirited than other women. In fact, they might be worse. “In my own experience, if the school yard is the breeding ground for mean girls, motherhood is the big league,” Robertson writes. “I’ve never … Read more about Why are some Moms so mean?
Women, and girls, have a reputation for being cruel to one another. It starts in the playground and spreads from there – to offices, social circles, play dates. It’s usually a very subtle torment: We judge, ignore, criticize, gossip, whisper, snicker, exclude. Author Kelly Valen explores the phenomenon in a new book titled Twisted Sisterhood: Unraveling the … Read more about Why are Women so mean to each other?