I am a big proponent of talking about sex in an age-appropriate way with your children. My son knows that he can ask me questions and he will get honest explanations. He knows the correct anatomical names for body parts, he understands how babies are born and he even understands the basics of how breast milk is made. As he gets older, we will…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on May 31, 2017 at 6:47am — No Comments
Caillou’s Mom. We call Bullshit.
We’ve had it with Caillou. And his frickin’ mother. Ugh, Caillou’s mom.
Our live series, MomCave LIVE, is back with a brand new episode. We’re psyched to welcome Glynis Ratcliffe (…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on January 20, 2017 at 8:41pm — No Comments
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My son is a talker. But, as we all know, there is a time to talk and a time for quiet. My husband and I are trying to teach him ways to identify when he should be quiet. One of those ways is by telling him that the conversation he is currently having is one that should only take place in his head.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 30, 2016 at 6:43am — No Comments
If there’s one mom you should be following online, it’s Deva Dalporto of My LifeSuckers. She’s the creator of brilliant viral mom parodies that have been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, ABC, Fox News, Yahoo, and more. You may remember her as one of our first MomCave LIVE guests, where we discussed her …Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on March 24, 2016 at 8:54am — No Comments
Dear Parents I Used to Nanny For,
Twenty years, twenty pounds, and a marriage and two kids ago, I was your nanny. And I judged you. My parenting standards were based on unrealistic expectations. I knew nothing of the shit storm that is parenting. While I made bewildered mental notes about the state of your home, the behavior of your children, and your fashion choices, you were keeping actual human beings alive. I apologize.
I have seen the light. And so has Anna Lane, who…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on March 18, 2016 at 9:44am — No Comments
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.Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on February 11, 2016 at 2:20pm — No Comments
(previously posted on www.themamasutra.net/blogs)
There is a very vocal minority who believes that sexual education for children and teens should be nonexistent, that somehow keeping a child ignorant is "protecting his or her innocence." I firmly disagree with this. Scratch that; make that strongly, emphatically, vehemently disagree.
That belief ignores a very…Continue
Added by Lanae St.John on February 5, 2016 at 2:01pm — No Comments
Our kids are lovable and snuggle-able. Except when they make our skin crawl. Since becoming a mom, have you dealt with more gross crap than you ever imagined?
We talk about lice and other gross stuff moms encounter. Our guests will be the funny mamas behind the comedy 47 Secrets to a Younger You.Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on January 14, 2016 at 8:50pm — No Comments
Mom Tantrums. Yeah, it’s a thing. In the battlefield of parenthood, do you ever look around and think, “Who made ME the adult around here?” I wanted to lose it just about every day this week. But for the most part, I reigned it in. On several occasions, I had elaborate fantasies of how I’d like to lose it and what I’d do.
On our next episode of MomCave LIVE,…Continue
My son is in his room, talking away. He is talking about exploring a cave and there is treasure in the cave and he will need to gather some weapons to fight off any monsters or dragons that are guarding the treasure. But not the pet dragon that he has - that one he will not need to fight off, because it is a guard dragon similar to the pet tigers that guard his secret lair...It is quite an elaborate setup for a game. But, the truth…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 4, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
Who says parenthood fries your brain? On a new episode of MomCave LIVE, we talk about the Science of Parenthood with Jessica Ziegler. Jessica (along with her blog partner Norine Dworkin-McDaniel) is the mama behind the illustrated parenting blog, inspired by the madness of raising kids, which even science can’t understand.
We discuss some of science’s sillier theorems. Like……Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on October 16, 2015 at 10:58am — No Comments
It’s difficult to believe it, but this is our 49th episode! Watch some of our favorite moments from MomCave LIVE.Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on August 21, 2015 at 9:49am — No Comments
Social Media Image Crafting... aka Faking Facebook. There's a lot of pressure for moms to post the most Pinterest-perfect pics on our Facebook and Instagram. But what does motherhood REALLY look like?
Special guest Cheryl from MommyDrinksWineandSwears.com. Tweet us your "real"…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on July 31, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on July 24, 2015 at 5:32pm — No Comments
I have three sons. Soon to be in 8th, 7th and 4th grade. I’m wondering, has puberty has arrived simultaneously for all three? The air feels different. It’s heavier to me.
My soon to be 8th grader has both feet planted in puberty. My soon to be 7th grader, has at least one…
Added by sarah kato on July 24, 2015 at 3:10pm — No Comments
That is an approximation of the sounds I often made at my son when he was about four months old. As I made those sounds, I gave him a big smile to show him how much fun it was to make those sounds.…
Added by Lauren Markman on May 27, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments
Peter Pan may not have wanted to grow up, but Wendy did. And after she grew up, she got knocked up. This week's LIVE guest is Paula Rhodes, who plays Wendy is "The New Adventures of Peter & Wendy" (http://newpeterwendy.com/)
Awesome Labor Gown Giveaway from Milk and Baby. Enter on the blog at…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on May 8, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments
When I was nine, my Mother showed me a video in which a mother created a uterus and ovaries out of pancake batter to show her friend's daughter how menstruation worked. Some of you may be weirded out by this, others of you will have a vague memory of the video and rest of you will be shocked at how many hits come back when you Google "pancake batter menstruation video." (Evidently, lots of people have fond memories of that…Continue
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