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3 Ways My Preschooler Benefits from Mommy's Liberal Arts Degrees
Mommy↹Society

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…

August 15, 2017
Ah, Ballerina! and Other Sweet Dreams
Dance / Music Kids↹Festival

Ah, Ballerina! and Other Sweet Dreams

Is it weird to look at every impromptu, aimless leg extension that my daughter executes a potential future in ballet? That the incessant pointing of her little forefinger is an indicator of keeping time while soon tap dancing? That her rhythm, steadily flaring every day, will point to a love…

August 8, 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 Pre-K classroom. Emotion is a colossal pain in the butt.…

August 5, 2017
How to Build a Parenting Blog
Mommy↹Society

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 write again: creative analytical-style blog conversations were something I hadn’t yet found in the…

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 or restless, but solely because they will be teenagers in…

July 29, 2017
"Mom Brain": A Mom's Perspective
Mommy↹Society

“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 and from the expectations dumped onto mothers, or persists in something deeper, perhaps innate,…

July 25, 2017
"Mom Brain": A Dad's Perspective
Daddy↹Society

“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 they have nothing to do with the subject. Or, here’s a…

July 23, 2017
Something Like a Style
Mommy↹Society

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 of the behavior of the child. Similar to the generality…

July 14, 2017
How to Be a Good Mom
Mommy↹Society

How to Be a Good Mom

Oftentimes, our popular culture adopts or invents a term or phrase that sticks so perfectly, and defines so succinctly, that there becomes no other way to describe that thing from that moment forward. New words that we can no longer shake off include “selfie,” “binge-watch,” “photobomb,” “ping,” “airball,” and “yowza,”…

July 7, 2017
The Wonderment of Summer Break
Kids↹Leisure Technology / Imagination

The Wonderment of Summer Break

There was a movie released about two years before I was born called “The Toy.” It starred actor Jackie Gleason as millionaire U.S. Bates and the late Richard Pryor as janitor/underemployed reporter Jack Brown; the premise was that a rich father gifted his bratty 9-year-old, Eric,…

July 4, 2017