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"The EDGE"

Warning: These articles are part of our "Edge" series and may not appeal to those without a sense of humor or those who are completely opposed to any and all swear words.

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The Precious Luxuries of Parenthood

Sure, there are a lot of downsides to being a parent, like potty training, basically living in your car due to all the errand...
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Gross Habits We Develop As Parents

In just a few months, my oldest will be three years old. And in those three years, I am a little embarrassed to admit...

The Mom Rage List

As moms, the day is sometimes a series of events which call on our best efforts to swallow rage and exercise patience. Those days...
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The 10 Commandments of the Civilized Internet

Didn’t your mama learn you any manners? I am shocked and angered by most of what I see on the worldwide web.  There is...
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Teaching Kids the History of Thanksgiving

Teaching history to young children can be a pretty thorny topic. (Columbus Day, anyone?) Even in the (many) years since I started school and...

How To Put Together a Racetrack at 6:30 On Saturday Morning (In 35 Easy...

1. Dump entire box on the living room floor.2. Realize this is a wall-mounted racetrack. (Which is clearly stated on the box, but it’s...
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Wait! You Actually Discipline Your Only Child?

Well, it happened. My daughter misbehaved for another adult. This seems like an odd thing to say, but from babyhood on, I’ve been the...
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Moving Part Two: Finding a House and Packing

After I told you all about how my husband and I had to tell our preschooler that we’re moving, but we didn’t know when...

Things To Expect When Your First Child Starts School

Warning: This article is part of “The Edge” series and may not appeal to those without a sense of humor or those who are...
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Dear Teenage Girl

I know you, young lady. I can hear your heart beating, sometimes in that irregular way, when that boy walks by. I know that...

I Love You, But Please Don’t Touch Me

Dear Husband,I know you want to kiss me as soon as you walk through the door. I know you want to wrap your arms...
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Hey, Kid! Want Lunch? Shame On You.

“The cash register woman says to this 4-year-old girl, verbatim, ’You have no money,’” said Holt, describing the incident last year. A milk carton...