Join the Manic Mondays Blog Hop #52

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

Link up at the Manic Mondays blog hop! Last week’s hop featured inspiring and helpful posts on everything from so-called “supermoms” to how dads can help with breastfeeding. 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 on Twitter. So come link up your favorite post, meet some other great bloggers, and have a great time!

Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog Hop
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M is for… Music (Or, It’s Time to Put Away My Snoop Dogg CDs)

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Recently, I was driving in the car with my daughter, when Justin Timberlake came on the radio. Without thinking, I started bopping my head. I had showered that morning. I was wearing a clean shirt. Hell, yeah, I was bringing sexy back.

All of a sudden, from the back seat, I heard the following.

“You know what, Mommy? When he says ‘I’m bringing shezzy back,’ it’s really catchy.”

Umm, yes. Really catchy. Needless to say, I turned the station. Good-bye Justin, hello Adam Levine.

Lately my 6-year-old daughter has become more interested in music. She knows songs on the radio that I don’t even know, lyrics and all. And so, when playing my music on shuffle in the car, I’ve had to be more careful. Like when Snoop Dogg suddenly comes on, announcing “I got b—-s in the living room, gettin it on” or tenderly reminds his lady “I don’t love you hoes, I’m out the do’.”

Which, with my daughter in the back seat, makes me do some serious thinking. Continue reading

W is for… Wednesday Weird Parenting News

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Welcome back to Weird Parenting News! This week we’re talking boys, babies, and firearms. You know, normal parenting stuff. Check out this week’s weird news items!

WW 5-20Keeping house. What happens when dual-career, college-educated couples have a baby? According to a recent study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, women’s workloads increase dramatically compared to men’s —  with women shouldering more than 2 hours of additional work per day compared to an additional 40 minutes for men. And with the second child, women transform into robots! Read the full story here.

Twelve not-so-angry men… plus one. A Michigan mom with twelve sons just gave birth to lucky number thirteen — another boy!  Pretty soon this family will be able to form their own basketball league. Read more here about this testosterone-fueled household.

Heat for teacher. Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin has signed a bill allowing some teachers to carry firearms in Oklahoma schools. Under this bill, school employees can carry a handgun on school property if they’ve attended either an armed security guard or reserve peace officer training program. Read more about this controversial law.

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Join the Manic Mondays Blog Hop #51

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

Link up at the Manic Mondays blog hop! Last week’s hop featured fun and helpful posts on everything from hilarious truths about being a mom to easy summer recipes. 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 on Twitter. So come link up your favorite post, meet some other great bloggers, and have a great time!

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Come Visit Me at Scary Mommy!

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scary-mommyI’m at Scary Mommy today, debunking myths about work-at-home moms. If you work at home, you’ll get what I’m saying. And if you don’t, maybe you’ll stop thinking of us as lounging in front of the TV in our pajamas all day. (Well, the pajamas part is true some days.) Here’s a brief excerpt:

We all hear about the “Mommy wars” between working and stay-at-home moms. As a work-at-home mom, I don’t fit neatly into either box. I’m that mom taking client calls with a 2-year-old sitting on my head. Or surreptitiously checking emails at the playground while my daughter is distracted by a bird. Or loading up on caffeine because I was up until 2 a.m. — because the three hours a day my son is at daycare is barely enough time to get through my inbox, let alone edit a postmodern novel about a chair…

Read the full post here! Any other work-at-home moms (or dads) in the house? I’d love to your thoughts and experiences!

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L is for… Love at First Sight

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Halloween and Logan 039I’m at HuffPost Love Matters today, contributing to a special series called “The Moment I Fell in Love With My Baby.” I’m ‘fessing up to my fears about having a second child, and how he pretty much owned me the second I saw him.

“I can’t say none of my fears materialized. There are days I can barely carry on a conversation with my daughter because I’m trying to prevent my son from running into traffic. But there’s one fear that, thankfully, was never realized . My heart didn’t close when my son was born. I fell in love, and every day I fall more deeply under his spell…”

Read the full story, and, if you have a moment, leave a comment or give it a share!

I’d love to hear about your special moment, when you first fell in love with your little one. Share your story in a comment! It’s never too late for a post-Mother’s Day cry session…

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W is for… Wednesday Weird Parenting News

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Welcome to another edition of Weird Parenting News! This week’s news is full of babies… babies chatting, babies on planes, babies soon to be guests on Maury. Check out these strange stories in the news.

twinsTwin sister from another mister? A woman in New Jersey got a surprise when she had her kids’ paternity tested — it turns out her twins have two different fathers. When a court ordered she have a DNA test done to establish paternity (and make Daddy pay up), she discovered that the man in question was father to only one of her twins. Really, is there anything that can’t happen in New Jersey? Read the full story here.

A different kind of mile-high club. A woman flying Air Canada to Tokyo suddenly began experiencing stomach cramps. No, it wasn’t the in-flight meal. It was a full-term baby girl… and a complete surprise to the mother, who had no idea she was pregnant. All I can say is she’s lucky kids under two fly free, or she would have gotten another (less happy) surprise that flight. Find out more.

Bring on the baby talk. Scientists at McGill University have discovered that 6-month old babies prefer listening to other babies than to adults. According to the study, listening to baby sounds may help kickstart speech development in infants. Suddenly, those Peanuts cartoons don’t seem so unrealistic… Read all about it here.

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