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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
Houses and School Buses
Mommy↹Society

Houses and School Buses

For years, I have piloted the same two recurring dream symbols. Months before my son, Jrue, was born in 2013, my subconscious began a biweekly barrage of dreams connected to houses and school buses. Yep. Houses. And yellow school buses. With my dramatic imagination and crisp…

June 30, 2017
Parenting Advice Vomit
Mommy↹Society

Parenting Advice Vomit

This week at work, one of the other employees admitted to me that he was going to be a father next January. Almost immediately, I emitted a high-pitched squeal of delight…and began to spew unsolicited parenting advice and need-to-knows. The disclosures were general and fast-paced:…

June 23, 2017
For the Love of Target
Mommy↹Society

For the Love of Target

Coffee. Wine. The kids’ bedtimes. A clean house. Target. These are a few of moms’ favorite things. Granted, not all mothers follow this specific formula of rightful thrill. Some have ingredients in their stew of the above, percentages that bring them enough of a…

May 23, 2017
I Am More Than "Mom"
Mommy↹Society

I Am More Than Just “Mom”

A mom is the inherent usher of her children’s physical, spiritual, emotional, mental, and all-aligned development. Increasingly today, she could be the only one. Likely, this assignment does not flow seamlessly every minute of every day. Moms usually have to tightrope a sometimes unrealistic…

May 12, 2017
Love, Marriage, Baby Carriage
Mommy↹Society

Love, Marriage, Baby Carriage

Pressure can be good. A personalized, pressurized environment can provide positive motivation to perform higher or to burst through a wall of inaction or that of a time delay. Increasing bench press weights to boost strength, staying up later each night to rehearse a…

May 9, 2017
A Bit 'O Percussive Maintenance
Kids↹Leisure Reading / TV

A Bit ‘O Percussive Maintenance

I have followed many sitcoms and many movies of all genres over the years. I can memorize essential dialogues and related subplots and apparent resolutions during second viewings, which has also inspired my skill at recognizing production techniques and identifying tropes and the like. My…

April 18, 2017
A Backpack Note from Dad
Daddy↹Society

A Backpack Note from Dad

Hey Jrue Bear and Mook, As we are coming up on your first year of life, Jai, and your fourth year, Jrue, I wanted to check in with you both to see if I’m on track. Well. Am I? I know neither of you can read well or even talk completely clearly at…

April 11, 2017
About that Thing Called "Balance"
Daddy↹Society

About that Thing Called “Balance”

In any normal situation, a man—husband, father, or otherwise—should weigh the importance of “work-life balance” as much as a woman should. It is absolutely true that we live in a fast-paced world that justifies the hazards of ignoring our professional sides over their “real-world”…

March 10, 2017