Sharon Houghton

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Why This Mom of Quintuplets Says Raising 5 Babies Is "a Little Bit Too Much" Some Days

Going through 60 diapers in a day is just one crazy detail.<p>Kim Tucci, whose photo shoot with her quintuplets taken by photographer Erin Elizabeth Hoskins went viral earlier this month, is opening up about what life is like with her five babies. Tucci participated in a live Q&A on the Huggies …

Parenting

5 Things You Need To Stop Giving My Children

People are always giving my kids crap. Sometimes it’s my neighbors. Other times it’s friends, or doctors, or family. And, you know what, I get it. …

Majority Of Parents Unable To Answer Kids' GCSE Maths Questions, Put Yourself To The Test

Can you answer these five GCSE questions?<p>The majority of parents are unable to answer GCSE maths questions, a survey has revealed.<p>More than half of …

Marriages Dissolve, But Parenting Partnerships Are 'to Death Do Us Part' -- What Type of Parenting Partners Are You?

Divorce should not be entered into lightly, especially if you are a parent. Marriages may dissolve. But, co-parenting is truly a "to death do us part" commitment, including all of the family life events in between. Parents must choose (and it is a choice) whether they will have a friendly divorce …

7 Ways I'm Getting Parenting Right

As the saying goes, “behind every great kid is a mom who is pretty sure she is messing it all up.”<p>No doubt, this parenting gig is the craziest job …

The Ridiculous Sh*t People Say To Dads

These stereotypes are a problem for many reasons.<p>Studies have shown that dads are more involved in their kids’ lives than ever, but that doesn't stop people from calling them "babysitters" and spewing other dumb nonsense at fathers.<p>This video from the advocacy organization, Make It Work, highlights …

12 Charts That Perfectly Illustrate Parenthood In A Nutshell

It’s not always pretty, but thanks to your child, you get to rediscover all the #LittleWonders life brings. When it comes to taking care of your bundle, JOHNSON’S® has your back.

You Have To Fight For Joy In Parenthood

My daughter made me laugh yesterday.<p>I don’t mean in an “isn’t she cute” kind of way. I mean a genuine “she is actually funny” way.<p>It was just a …

Is 'Baby Brain' Actually a Real Thing?

Yes, becoming a mother changes your brain, but not in the ways you probably think.<p>When I was in my third trimester of pregnancy, I walked out of the door one night with my dog...and without my keys or cellphone.<p>Luckily, my neighbors were home and happy to help, so the situation ended well. The only …

A Dad's Post

Shares 0<p>The internet is full of articles about mothers and their post-baby weight, and it’s unsurprising really as women do all the hard work during …

I Am That Mom

I am a mom. I am that mom.<p>I have four kids just a few years apart and my oldest has autism. I have managed to lose each of them at different times for varying amounts of time.<p>When we lived in the city my son, a ball of pent up energy, would race ahead of me on his scooter while I ran to catch up …

Money-Based Mom Guilt

At tumbling class, I try to ignore the fact that the little girls are in new, professional-style leotards while my son wears third-generation …

There Is No “Right” Way to Parent

I recently reunited with my four college roommates in Tennessee. This was the first time we’d all been together as mamas and it was so fun to see our …

Parenting

Newborn baby poo in nappies: what to expect

These guidelines apply to all babies, whether they’re breastfed, formula fed or fed on both. However, a formula fed baby’s poos may be less soft and …

Sometimes Even The Strongest Moms Cry In Front Of Their Kids

<i>By Felicia Michaels</i><p>Yesterday my son called me from school.<p>No, "<i>Hi Mom! How was your day?</i>" He just jumped right into asking me if I could pick up his color film from the lab.<p>Yes, he shoots film. He prefers it over digital. Not only that, he refuses to edit his photographs in any way. No saturation. …

Tablets and Smartphones Probably Won't Break Your Kids Brain

But that doesn't mean you should let 'em go crazy on Candy Crush.<p>Will tablets and smartphones ruin toddlers' brains? Probably not, per a new Digg feature story. These devices will change the way a child's mind develops, but so will almost any other object they come in contact with. What's crucial …

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Wow: Woman Writes Letter To Doctor After He Told Her To Abort Her Baby With Down Syndrome

<i>Source: http://parkermyles.com/2016/06/07/girl-with-down-syndrome-posts-letter-to-doctor-who-wanted-parents-to-abort-her/</i><p>A letter a woman wrote to …

"When Will I Feel Like Me Again?"

After my first son was born, there was one question that loomed large before me. It permeated every second of every day. This question impacted my …

I'll Never Be That Kind of Parent

You know who you are.<p>You're that parent who once said, "I'll never feed my kids fast food," or, "I'll never yell at my kids."<p>Yes. There are many of us out here raising children who said a lot of things about what we'd <i>never</i> do.<p>I have a tip for any new parents or parents-to-be. <i>Never, never, never</i> say</i> …

35 Things I'm Fairly Sure About As I Turn 35

Today is my 35th birthday, or... as my dad likes to put it, "half-way to 70." I don't really feel old, but my head and beard full of gray hair say differently. (Thanks again, Dad.)<p>If there is anything I have learned from getting older it's that at any individual point in the last 35 years I've …

After 11 years together, he was looking forward to being a father with the woman he loved. So he was shocked to the core – was the baby even his?<p>“I wanted a family,” I heard myself say as I reached for the latch on my way out of the door. Pausing to look back for a moment, I found myself unable to …

Self-Preservation

Motherhood Is Not A Race

“Are you a stay-at-home mom?” my 11-year-old niece leaned in to ask me. Surprised by her question, I answered with a skeptical, “Why? What difference …

15 Women Who Proved That Cutting Your Hair Short Can Be a Fantastic Idea

Many of us find that we dream of cutting our hair short when it’s long — and then we regret getting rid of our luscious locks the second we do so. We …

Things You Give Up Once You’re Outnumbered By Your Kids

Parenting is a tough gig, even on the best of days — whether you have an only child or are competing with the Duggars to repopulate the earth. I have …

Before Motherhood And After: This Is How You Lose Yourself

Many people will come forth to give you advice before you enter the world of motherhood for the first time. They will tell you things like, “Travel …

Newsflash: You Aren’t Perfect

This may come as a shock, I know. I mean, I’m sure your children have never left your sight for one moment, and they always say, “please” and “thank …

10 lies we tell ourselves about motherhood

Shares 0<p>I live in a fantasy world and I like it that way. I hate the term “yummy mummy” – but I’d still like to be one. And so here I am, typing away …

Cutting back on Sugar? These snacks will not have you feeling deprived at all!

Isn’t it crazy how the more sugar you eat, the more sugar you WANT to eat! This happened to me recently. It started innocent enough. I had a treat …

What to Get When You’re Expecting - New Baby Checklist

One of the most overwhelming tasks for me was figuring out what I needed to get before my baby arrived.Even if money was no object (which it was) I …