Mommy A to Z

Motherhood, Alphabetized.

August 26, 2015
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W is for… Wednesday Weird Parenting News

breastfeeding3Welcome to this week’s edition of Weird Parenting News. This week we’ve got some strange stories, from 911 callers with grudges to the hidden dangers of breastfeeding. And to commemorate the last days of summer, we’ve even got a story about a special delivery at the Jersey shore. Don’t miss these odd news items from the past week!  Continue Reading →

August 23, 2015
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Join the Manic Mondays Blog Hop #64

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Link up at the Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog HopManic Mondays blog hop! Last week’s hop featured thoughtful and inspiring posts on everything from back to school blues to seeing ourselves as our children do. To see which posts were featured, visit this week’s blog hop!

Now it’s time for this week’s party! Link up your favorite parenting post, recipe, craft – anything you like! As always, one post (or more!) will be featured on Mommy A to Z and Twitter. So come link up your favorite post, mingle, and have a great time!

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August 19, 2015
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W is for… Wednesday Weird Parenting News

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It’s time for another week of weird parenting stories, ripped from the headlines (because truth is always stranger than fiction). This week we’re exploring weird science… studies about everything from chatty toddlers to stingy tooth fairies. Don’t miss these odd statistics making the news.  Continue Reading →

August 17, 2015
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Dear Parents: Stop Freaking Out About Target

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the recent controversial decision by Target not to separate certain sections of the store, such as bedding and toys, by gender. Gone will be the pink and blue signs, the weird divisions of “Building Sets” and “Girls’ Building Sets,” the awkward glances when a stray boy wanders into the princess aisle, searching for a hug-loving Olaf doll.

And a lot of parents aren’t happy.

Comments on Target’s Facebook page have ranged from “I’m tired of all this political correctness” to “we will no longer shop at your PC transgender store” to stop pandering to “progressive liberals trying to sissify our nation.” Apparently, not everyone is ready to give up on pink and blue. Continue Reading →

August 16, 2015
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Join the Manic Mondays Blog Hop #63

The Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog Hop Is Live!

Link up at the Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog HopManic Mondays blog hop! Last week’s hop featured fun and inspiring posts on everything from changes with baby #3 to watching our words around little ears. To see which posts were featured, visit this week’s blog hop!

Now it’s time for this week’s party! Link up your favorite parenting post, recipe, craft – anything you like! As always, one post (or more!) will be featured on Mommy A to Z and Twitter. So come link up your favorite post, mingle, and have a great time!

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August 14, 2015
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Why I Want My Kids to Be Bored

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“I’m bored.”

It’s the dog days of summer around here. Camp is winding down, but there’s still weeks to go before my daughter grabs her backpack and hands over those tissue boxes and Expo markers to her teacher. At this point she knows every scratch on the playground slide by heart. She’s seen every episode of Winx Club. Even the feel of sand beneath her toes—the rush of saltwater against her skin—has lost its luster.

“You know who gets bored?” I ask.

“Boring people,” she says, rolling her eyes. Mommy’s witty repartee has grown boring too. Continue Reading →

August 9, 2015
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Join the Manic Mondays Blog Hop #62

The Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog Hop Is Live!

Link up at the Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog HopManic Mondays blog hop! Last week’s hop featured useful and inspiring posts on everything from surviving road trips with infants to toddlers and security objects. To see which posts were featured, visit this week’s blog hop!

Now it’s time for this week’s party! Link up your favorite parenting post, recipe, craft – anything you like! As always, one post (or more!) will be featured on Mommy A to Z and Twitter. So come link up your favorite post, mingle, and have a great time!

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August 6, 2015
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A is for… Airplanes (Or, Why Hell Is Flying With Children)

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Recently I’ve come across a lot of posts with titles like “Easy Ways to Fly With a Toddler” or “8 Things to Pack for a Kid-Friendly Flight.” I don’t question the advice in these articles. These writers have air travel down to a science, from when to fly so your infant doesn’t scream for five straight hours, to the amount of baby shampoo you can carry on before Homeland Security steps in.

Still, I’m not buying it.

First off, I’m never going to be this organized. If we manage to leave the house with both my toddler’s shoes on his feet, I consider it a personal victory. We’ve made it through Security with a stroller, two tiny humans, and a thousand magic markers in tow? Score! Sure, my daughter’s toothpaste has been confiscated, but hey, we made it on the plane with five minutes to spare. I’ll call this one a win.

But let’s be honest. No matter how organized I am, no matter how many coloring books or electronic devices I bring to distract my kids, that flight is still going to be hell. Here’s why. Continue Reading →