3 Ways My Preschooler Benefits from Mommy’s Liberal Arts Degrees

    August 15, 2017
    3 Ways My Preschooler Benefits from Mommy's Liberal Arts Degrees

    My bachelor’s degree earned 11 years ago is on display at my parents’ home, nearly always dust-free. The Bachelor of Arts in English was a real result of their faith. Advisors during my first semester in college counseled me to declare a major I was comfortable in and not one to attempt a “leg-up” in the job market. Having money, but feeling miserable, was a foolish pursuit, they said. What I had done for so long was excel in reading and writing, so with my temporary interest in medicine, I decided that “English Pre-Med” was a good track to start…

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  • Buzzer Life
    Kids↹Leisure Reading / TV

    Buzzer Life

    I just figured it out. I ascertained my place between the pursuits of my attention by the 4-year-old and the 16-month-old. I have discovered why their perceived jealousy for my complete care and focus is so essential to their centers. Daily,…

    August 12, 2017
  • My Baby is in Pre-K
    Kids↹Leisure Technology / Imagination

    My Baby is in Pre-K

    The disenchantment one can experience when creating a complicated password, particularly when it must be changed frequently, is equivalent to the injury a parent’s feelings can occupy when dropping off their first-born child in a…

    August 5, 2017
  • How to Build a Parenting Blog

    How to Build a Parenting Blog

    July 30, 2017 was the six-month anniversary of the launch of 3AM Mea. The blog’s conception emerged from a commingle of suggestions from readers of my micro-blog on social media and from the desire to regularly…

    August 2, 2017
  • Chips in Bodies
    Kids↹Leisure Technology / Imagination

    Chips in Bodies

    I woke up thinking about whether I would implant microchips into my children after reading an article the night before regarding a group of employees in Wisconsin who have agreed to do so. Not because the kids have been naughty or missing…

    July 29, 2017
  • "Mom Brain": A Mom's Perspective

    “Mom Brain”: A Mom’s Perspective

    “Mommy brain,” “momnesia,” “preg head,” “baby brain,” or “mom brain drain” is as indigenous an indicator of modern motherhood as “caffeine fix” and “mom-shaming.” However, I cannot help but wonder if “mom brain” derives as a product of societal engagement…

    July 25, 2017
  • "Mom Brain": A Dad's Perspective

    “Mom Brain”: A Dad’s Perspective

    I have vaguely heard of an element called “mom brain” just from being around my wife. If my definition is warranted, I would characterize the syndrome as when most thoughts become kid-friendly or involve the kids, even when…

    July 23, 2017
  • Family Reunion Behavior
    Food / Theater Kids↹Festival

    Family Reunion Behavior

    After this past weekend’s third annual family reunion in Illinois, I am of the precise truth that my children are even more nuts than I initially thought…and my certainty that I’m okay with this,…

    July 19, 2017
  • Something Like a Style

    Something Like a Style

    “Parenting style” is one of those aggrandized balloon terms that kinda confuses me. Ideas about my disorientation regard the implied identification that there is one singular pattern of behavior a parent displays in the parenting of their children, regardless…

    July 14, 2017