Reality Moms

Why Have We Given Up on Summer?

I was waiting for a prescription and decided to take a stroll through the pharmacy aisles to browse pool floats and plastic drink tumblers shaped like coconuts. I finally found a three-foot-wide area of shelf space dedicated to the clearance flotsam and jetsam of summer’s last breath. After walking through aisles of Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations, I finally picked up the ear drops for the swimmer’s ear I got at the beach…because it is summer.
Pregnant Chicken

Sleep Deprivation Isn’t a Contest but Someone Get Me a Prize

Me to my friend, “I’m so tired. I haven’t gotten more than three consecutive hours of sleep in 13 months.” Random person (who was totally eavesdropping), “Oh, I know how you feel! I haven’t slept for more than 30 seconds in 375 months.” And so begins the “who has it worse” game that isn’t a game. On good days it becomes a jovial back-and-forth of the outrageous ways our brains are drained like your phone when you let your big kid play Minecraft or Pokemon Go.
Parent Co.

8 Amazing Life Hacks for Lazy-Ass Parents

Most “mom hacks” will cost you 20 dollars and be too complicated to implement in the first place. Out of a list of 100 “genius tricks” you might find two that look useful, and Pro Tip, there’s a good chance your toddler is going to notice if you try to sneak veggies into his food. If I had time to sew a specialty folio for individual crayons I wouldn’t be in need of hacking things in the first place. Even the name “mom hacks”  brings up the fact that it’s all on the mom all the time. Why can’t dads hack some shit?
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