Parenthood

Spread Too Thin – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

Today, instead of putting my son on the bus and going straight to work, I took him to school so I could visit his class for “First Fridays.” First Fridays are a monthly occurrence on which parents are allowed – and encouraged – drop in on school and find out what our kids are working on. Afterwards, on the train – in the middle of wondering WTF common core is all about – I suddenly realized I’d completely forgotten to…

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Parenting with Multiple Sclerosis – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

*My wife, aka Mom and Buried, originally wrote this piece for Today.com* Some moments are seared onto your mind. For me, one of those was an otherwise normal day as a new mom to a beautiful four-month old little boy: the day that I got a call from my neurologist diagnosing me with multiple sclerosis. When the call came, though I was already exhausted and stretched too thin as a new mom, I felt a wave of relief. Finally, I…

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The Great Pet Moms Controversy – Parents Article

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have noticed a bit of a controversy last week, just before Mother’s Day. I posted a meme that generated some passionate responses, and for once it wasn’t about Trump or gun control or vaccinating your kids. This was about pet moms – more specifically, why they’re not actually moms. I know, I know, calm down. I heard all the comments, and this week on the podcast, I responded as best…

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Safe Peeping with ibi – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by the makers of ibi. As you know, I am the proud owner of two of the cutest kids on planet earth, and I love taking their picture. That’s partially because I like sharing those pictures on Instagram so I can make fun of them, and partially because, ya know, memories! And stuff. All this is to say that my phone is almost always chock full of photos, which makes it hard to take new…

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Who Has It Worse? Everyone! – Parents Article

No matter what kind of parent you are, you struggle. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or dad, a go-to-the-office parent, even a work from homer, raising kids is difficult and exhausting. But each kind of parent has their own challenges, and on the latest episode of the Dad and Buried podcast, Pete and I chatted about all the different ones we face. With help from your comments (follow my Instagram stories to answer my topic-related questions and have your name…

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Parenting On Empty – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

Exhaustion is the number one parenting complaint on a long list of them. It’s valid, it’s real, and it’s very old news. Oh, you’re tired? Tell me something I don’t know. Sorry, but being tired isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? A billion tireds! Being tired and parenting anyway! I call it “parenting on empty.” But I should probable just call it “parenting” because we all do it. And it’s impressive AF. Every parent is tired. We’re tired because of…

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Kids Are Expensive AF! – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

One of the worst aspects of having kids is, well, just take a spin around my blog. I’m pretty sure I’ve covered them all at some point. Including this week’s podcast topic: how expensive they are! It starts with diapers and clothes and formula, then it progresses to daycare and sports and food, and eventually you’re buying them cars and college tuition. It never ends. But it’s not just money they cost you, they also steal your sanity, your time,…

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What Not to Expect When You’re Expecting – Parents Article

A few years ago, I ranted hard against a couple who created a list of guidelines for visitors who wanted to stop by and meet their newborn. They were essentially expecting friends and family to barter for an audience with their baby via handouts and housework. It made little sense that a couple with such bizarre manners and expectations would have anyone visiting them, let alone enough people who it required rules and regulations. After all, this was a generic…

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In Defense of Mom Jeans, No Matter the Size – Parents Article

Do You Own a Pair of Mom Jeans? Oh, no!  The dreaded mom jeans!   Do you own a pair?   I do, and here is why I’m proud to “rock the mom jeans”!   They aren’t size 5, or even a size 10, although “mom jeans” do come in those sizes and some of my best friends wear them!  These mom jeans are filled with legs that have stood the test of time. The Legs in These Mom Jeans Have: ~ Helped build tents,…

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Oh brother. Oh sister. – Parenting Twins Article

Double the joy, double the angst. Double the amusement, double the disbelief. Double the pride, double the worry. Double this, double that. I have to say their timing is pretty impeccable right down to their bowel movements and that is no laughing matter especially when we are away with only one toilet between us.  Oh come on, twins – hold onto your horses! Double the laughs, double the trouble.Double the fun, double the energy. Double the kisses, double the arguments. Double this, double that. I…

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