Meredith Ethington is a writer and mom to three trying to help her kids understand sarcasm, and her need for personal space. She loves writing to commiserate with other moms and to remind herself that she doesn’t want to be a perfect mother. She wants to be a real one. She is a staff writer at Scary Mommy, and also writes for sites such as Babble, Momtastic, Huffington Post, and her own blog. She has been featured many times by Today Parents as one of the funniest parents to follow on Facebook. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter where she loves to laugh at herself and admit that while parenting is the best thing ever, it's also the hardest job on earth.
The key was learning to see the holiday through their eyes. Here's how I finally got it.
We need to stand with the victims and believe them. Immediately. Even if the accussed is someone we think “would never do that.”
I’m always in this weird place of wanting to lose weight and get healthier, while also trying to love my body just the way it is.
I would never hit another adult to solve a conflict in my life, so why would I hit my child?