This! “Two of our last three mayors have had to resign. We should look at how we vet and evaluate and cover potential candidates. What did we miss?” is a perfectly reasonable take. The fact that the mayors who resigned were black woman has nothing to do with anything, unless you inherently have a problem with black… Read more
Sadly not everyone had/has a great mother and this is more for them than someone like you who already had this kind of relationship.
All of the presented examples are children...do you think children deserve the Darwin Award or that their parents deserve to lose their child to drowning? Be better.
I spent high school and college working as a lifeguard and had to go in after multiple people — including adults — but most were children who had drifted… Read more
But it’s still a weapon Russia used to keep black people from voting for her. That’s what propaganda is. It’s information weaponized to manipulate people into a desired outcome and anybody still talking about “super predator” now are only proving that it worked. I mean here we are almost three years into America’s… Read more
Yet another way to make moms feel inadequate if they don’t keep up. Awesome.
After 40 weeks of torture you’ve just gone through the most physically and emotionally difficult ~24hours of your life only to be handed a screaming pile of human it’s your job to keep alive, and BTW the pediatrician expects you to have its medical information memorized despite having not slept in three days (and not… Read more
It depends on a lot on the kids. You probably just got lucky or just don’t remember.
I second the other person who commented, this is an awful suggestion. Putting an infant to sleep on their back has been proven beyond any shadow of a doubt to be dangerous. If the kid is old enough to roll over and decides to sleep on their stomach on their own it is fair game.
This is terrible advice. Research shows that stomach sleeping increases the risk of SIDS.
In the olden days, the phone company put this info in the back of the phone books. There was a table where you could look up which of the 14 calendars to consult for the last hundred and next 25 years or so
So Meghan should rephrase the article because you’re a humorless automaton that takes everything literally? Maybe the burden should be on you to not be so damn pedantic.
This is my life.
You made me cry. Only because it hit home.
The whole “Elf on the Shelf” thing sounds like terrorism and bad parenting. I’ve got a 7 year old and I don’t think it would be appropriate to gaslight him to believe he was under constant surveillance and failure to demonstrate good behavior would result in not getting gifts at christmas. Read more
Fuck this noise. Elf on the shelf is creepy as hell and these “traditions” are worthless, in fact they’re worse than worthless. There are plenty of ways to make life magical that don’t include creepy as fuck surveillance and that much work. It’s not fun to be beholden to bullshit.
The kind of parent who doesn’t want to pay $50 for a toy and a book that teaches their kids that Big Brother Elf is watching you at all times so you have to behave well to obtain material rewards. Instead of, oh I don’t know, teaching them all year long to be good and decent simply for the sake of being good and… Read more
Our Elf on the Shelf has transitioned over the years from a mission of“observe, report, and reward” to a mission of “spread gratitude, kindness, and love” (you know, spirit of the Holidays stuff). He still pops up in a different place every morning, but often with a small gift for the people in my kid’s lives that… Read more