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MOMMYNOIRE EXPERTS: WHAT BABY GEAR TO BUY NEW AND WHAT TO BORROW

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NATURAL DENTAL CARE FOR YOUNG KIDS

Weak teeth are the bane of my existence. I’ve always been committed to brushing and flossing with a dedication that borders on obsession. I still get cavities. Dentists have told me that it’s genetic and there isn’t much I can do that I’m not already doing. I look on the bright side and am thankful that my teeth at least look good but it’s frustrating. No one enjoys visiting the dentist for more than a cleaning and sometimes I feel like a VIP.

As a mother I want to do everything in my power to help my children avoid the same fate. Traditionally dentists advised parents to wait until their children were three years old for their first dental visit. Things have changed due to an increase in cavities in preschool aged kids. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children begin seeing a dentist around their first birthday. My kids began their visits at one years old and have kept regular appointments every six months.

 

When Does Baby Fever End

The intoxicating scent. Tiny fingers and toes. Non Stop snuggling. Do you ever reminisce about your pregnancies or the early days with your babies? I don’t often but every once in awhile I think about how nice it would be to add one or two more little babies to our family. I also miss my luxurious pregnancy hair and skin and guilt free pregnancy gorging. Ahh the good old days.
I can’t seem to make up my mind over whether we are done having kids. I’m 99% sure this is it. Our two kids are fourteen months apart and it’s been a wild ride. We’ve gained about sixty pounds as a couple, have duffel bags under our eyes, and are just starting to taste the freedom that comes with our children’s increased independence. It tastes good. Sometimes

MOTIVATION TO DITCH YOUR MOM FRUMPINESS

After the birth of my second child I turned into the mother I said I would never be. I’m the frumpy mom you see doing the zombie walk wearing cream cheese smeared yoga pants. I spent most of my days alone with two toddlers. I had no one to impress. Comfort beat out vanity every time.
Living in student housing didn’t help. Amongst harried graduate students and their overworked spouses I blended into the woefully frumpily dressed masses seamlessly. It was great. After spending most of my life concerned with my appearance it was a welcome break. I took my break from business casual seriously. Too seriously.

ARE MOM BLOGS NARCISSISTIC?

After news of the horrendous Krim tragedy made it’s way through social media there was a lot of public question asking and soul-searching. It’s impossible to comprehend senseless violence but when there are children involved people want answers. I read comments and speculation ranging from ridiculous, women shouldn’t work because our kids can’t be trusted with anyone but their parents, to outright mean, clearly something was wrong in this narcissistic woman’s life because she chose to blog about her seemingly perfect existence and portrayed an unrealistic lifestyle.
What?

KARRINE STEFFANS: FROM SUPERHEAD TO SUPERMOM

KarrineSteffans is most known for her nickname: Superhead, after blowing the whistle on men in the industry in her debut book: Confessions of a Video Vixen, which became a best seller that garnered her an interview on Oprah. After Confessions, she went on to write 3 more books: The Vixen Diaries, The Vixen Manual and SatisFaction. She just released a new book: Drink F#$@ Sleep, a collection of essays featuring other women and their stories of how alcohol influenced their sexual escapades.
Karrine is open about her sex life, but one thing we never get to hear her speak of is her son, and just the mention of his presence brings tears to her eyes.

ARE OUR BABIES GETTING TOO MUCH HOMEWORK?


Scroll through your Facebook feed on any given weeknight and you’re sure to find an entertaining array of amusing homework related complaints. Someone’s son didn’t do it. A dog ate it. For real! The preschooler doesn’t like it.

Pause.

Homework in preschool? Yes ma’am. It’s becoming more commonplace to see young kids swamped with homework before they reach grammar school. Neither of my kids are enrolled in preschool at the moment but the time is rapidly approaching. Quite frankly I’m scared.

#YouOkSis? 5 Things to Teach Our Sons about Street Harassment

Ever since 22-year-old Elliot Rodger went on a killing spree in Isla Vista, California back in May conversations about misogyny and violence against women have seemed to reach a fevered pitch.

Fueled by the emergence of Rodger’s rambling 141-page autobiography in which he vowed to murder women he claimed ignored his romantic overtures, a discussion broke out across social media about the blatant, and sometimes violent, harassment women are forced to deal with.