Month: January 2020

Thomas Barwick/Getty It’s 4:21 am and my two-year-old wakes up crying beside me, for the eighth time tonight. My five-year-old is on the other side of the bed, in...

Scary Mommy and Alistair Berg/Getty My first pregnancy came as a bit of a surprise. My husband and I had been trying to get pregnant for 18 months, but...

Courtesy of Jenny Emerson Inspiration to do good in our community can come from many places—our kids, a conversation, or the community. Unfortunately, we need to be present to...

Apple TV+ Trigger warning: child loss A bereaved mother pushing an empty stroller… a nanny tasked with the impossible mission of “babysitting” a doll with an uncanny resemblance to...

Scary Mommy and Topical Press Agency/Getty There’s an old joke among parents that compares the first child to the last child. It’s been the subject of adverts, comedy skits...

Scary Mommy and Johner Images/Getty Someone once told me it was a bad idea to put a sound machine in my kids’ bedrooms. He thought that my children should...

Stephen F. Somerstein/Getty Every year around this time — when many get a long weekend off work and school because of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day — my...

Sarah Her/EyeEm/Getty Want a swift and brutal visit by Child Protective Services? Let your baby nap outside in cold weather. It happened to Danish actress Anette Sørensen in 1997,...

Scary Mommy and Paco Navarro/Getty I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Sometimes it’s tricky to be a mama, and sometimes we wonder if we are making...

HR Mom/Facebook I don’t know about you, but I’m in a constant state of conflict about my kids’ technology use. On the one hand, everyone in my household is...