Last fall, my son and I went to the Renaissance festival. We go every year, and we love seeing the jugglers, acrobats and shows. One of the shows featured a fire eater, which we couldn't pass up the chance to see. During the course of the show (which wasn't rated adult only), things went a little awry, and the man ended up lighting his nipple on fire.… Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 24, 2018 at 6:57am —
My son's alarm goes off at 7:35. I can hear him get up, turn the alarm off and then...silence. I know he has gone back to bed. At 8 am, I tentatively go into his room and gently wake him up. He is cranky and angry and tells me that he feels like he didn't sleep at all. I do my best to be gentle with him and coax him into the day, even though I desperately wish I could send him back to bed for a few more hours.… Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 11, 2017 at 7:00am —
***Disclaimer-adult content and perhaps a bit lengthy but full of nice juicy bits.
Ok so...I am fresh out of my wonderful Yoga class in a beautiful garden in Bedstuy Brooklyn. I am sweating bullets, hot as heck but I am feeling… Continue
Added by Mari Corona on July 23, 2017 at 11:15am —
This is some targeted advice for moms who have been out of the dating game for the last decade or so...
For many women, it may feel like you're constantly losing out on great men. While this problem can be attributed to poor choices or just unlucky circumstances, the problem may also be you-- sorry. So while you're fretting over your most recent losses, you might want to start evaluating your dating decorum. Sometimes the most subtle comment or action can plunge you straight into… Continue
Added by Rachel Esco on September 21, 2016 at 3:30pm —
My son is in time out. Continue
He is in time out for many reasons which include (but are not limited to), talking back to me, not following directions, yelling and breaking household rules. He may or may not also be in time out because I need a short break from him, as he is having a bad day and driving me crazy and…
Added by Lauren Markman on April 6, 2016 at 6:26am —
Husbands/partners/boyfriends of the world… We’ve got the skinny on what moms really want for Valentine’s Day. Hint: It’s not flowers, or chocolate, or a stupid stuffed bear from CVS.
On this week’s episode of MomCave LIVE, our guest is Heather Brooker, the host of Motherhood in Hollywood, about what moms really… Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on February 11, 2016 at 2:20pm —
Tuesday was Elijah’s first day back to kindergarten after his winter break. It meant we all had to get back into our normal routines, readjusting from our more laid-back holiday schedule.
While we did try to get the boys to bed on time at least the few days leading up to Tuesday,… Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on January 7, 2016 at 8:30am —
I saw you close your eyes, take a deep breath and tell yourself to have patience. I saw you pull your child aside, point your finger and tell him you…
Added by Ellie Hirsch on March 8, 2015 at 10:00pm —
I remember when Will was learning to talk. His first word was appropriately 'ball' as we constantly played ball with our puppy and the only toys the 10 month old liked were 'balls.' He soon said 'Dada' changing the last syllable to '-o' within a week. All he said were those two words, and a barking sound that resembled his grandparent's beagle. I remember telling Daddo, 'He's never going to say 'Momma.' But he assured me that one day he would eventually pick up more words and most likely… Continue
Added by Wendy Jackson on January 14, 2015 at 9:38am —
When was the last time you felt rejected?
Rejection can actually take many forms:
- Asking for something and not getting it
- Someone devaluing your work, thoughts, or opinion
- Someone not returning a phone call, email or text
- Someone ignoring all the nice things you’ve done…
Added by Randi Goodman on December 12, 2014 at 10:00am —
If your kids are past infancy and you've never had a bad mom day, I can't be friends with you. I just can't. It will never work. You are not from this planet, and I think it's best for my kids if I don't bring extra terrestrials around.
I mean every sane person has a bad mom day.
If you're here on earth, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Sometimes it starts from the moment you wake up. Other times if creeps up on you around noon. Everything everyone is saying is…
Added by bobbi keener on October 30, 2014 at 3:30pm —
Ever have one of those days where every-freaking-thing seems to go wrong? And no matter what you try to do, it all just turns to crap? (If you haven't, then it's safe to say that I kinda hate you, but I digress....) Well, yesterday was one of THOSE kind of days, where if I would have looked up, I…
Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 21, 2014 at 10:22am —
Some people would say that the cost of silence is free. Those people are not mothers. There is always a cost. Like when your toddler is having a full on tantrum during the 2nd hour of a 14 hour trip so you give him the remaining ½ of a chocolate bar knowing full well that it will leave the worst mess on him, the car seat, the car, etc. but your sanity and that of your husbands is well worth the mess. Or maybe you plopped junior in front of the TV… Continue
Added by Kat Tom on May 20, 2014 at 2:05pm —
My son is very, very angry with me. He shouts at me and stomps his feet. When I don't react to that, he narrows his eyes, lowers his voice and says, "I hate you, Mommy." Continue
I have his school to thank for that.…
Added by Lauren Markman on May 13, 2014 at 6:29am —
Have you ever slipped and said a tacky word in front of your child? I know that I am guilty of this of accidentally saying something I will regret later or said something that wasn't appropriate for my children to hear. I have always tried to be aware and watch what I say and do in front of them. I want to make sure that my kids aren't picking up bad habits. Believe it or… Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 13, 2014 at 4:43pm —
Unfortunately, we hear on the news all the time about parents full-out losing their shit on the sidelines of their kids' sporting events. A bad call can somehow turn supposed "adults" into the biggest meatheads on the planet. It's both despicable and embarrassing. And I thought I'd seen some pretty horrific behavior… Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 23, 2014 at 10:50am —
L's friend R had her 5th birthday today. Both girls were invited to the party. Before the party took SB out to sell her girl scout cookies. Sold 6 boxes in an hour. Not too good of a sales day for a Saturday. Last house we stopped at ended up being a girl scout leader. We were informed in polite terms that we were trespassing on another's territory. To my way of thinking if a girl hasn't gone out and sold in her territory halfway through the cookie sale then watch out. … Continue
Added by Heather Ren on January 19, 2013 at 10:24pm —
If I'm the self-proclaimed Queen of Attracting Stupid Situations, then my husband is without a doubt the King of Attracting Stupid Situations. (Not sure what that says about us being attracted to each other, but anyway.....) I swear, between the two of us, we are an accident waiting to happen at any given moment. The latest case in point? This past weekend when… Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 30, 2012 at 5:04pm —
My husband always tell me to tell it like it is so hear goes....We have 4 young children and as they are developing I realize more and more how important our choices are for them. Not that we are always making the right ones but at least trying to get it right is better then just not doing anything.
When our first child Luke was born we were like any other parent so conscious of everything. Is he breathing? Is he to hot/cold? Wanting him to hit every milestone 2 months ahead… Continue
Added by Tracy Goin on May 19, 2012 at 5:12pm —
I'll start with the conclusion to a very long story. After an ordeal (story below), we are now the owners of a red, veil tailed Betta named Cole. Buddy insisted on that name. I wanted to name him Bernie. He's a frisky little fellow and regularly engages… Continue
Added by Marcie Bunker on April 10, 2012 at 11:04am —