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Old 05-15-2018, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I was never really into the blogging community or YouTube (except to watch music videos from 10 years ago lol) so Iím just wondering what everybodyís favorite parenting blogs, or parenting-related YouTube channels are. Thereís got to be some decent ones out there, right?
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:05 AM
 
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Nobody? I guess they all suck?
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:00 PM
 
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Scary Mommy.

It introduces sanity.
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Old 05-17-2018, 04:09 AM
 
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Scary Mommy.

It introduces sanity.
Thanks MinivanDriver!
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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My children are 20-something adults, but for some reason I still read parenting stuff. I'm a huge fan of John and Julie Gottman for their work on relationships. Their website has a parenting blog since they've written books on parenting also. It focuses on emotional well-being and communication, as well as, the relationship between parents. Somehow their blog comes up in my Facebook feed. It's always interesting to me.

https://www.gottman.com/blog/categor...tion-coaching/
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:33 AM
 
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My children are 20-something adults, but for some reason I still read parenting stuff. I'm a huge fan of John and Julie Gottman for their work on relationships. Their website has a parenting blog since they've written books on parenting also. It focuses on emotional well-being and communication, as well as, the relationship between parents. Somehow their blog comes up in my Facebook feed. It's always interesting to me.

https://www.gottman.com/blog/categor...tion-coaching/
Ok, nice! Yeah, relationship ones are definitely useful for me too! Thanks rrah!
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Scary Mommy.

It introduces sanity.
I like some of that.

But then there are all these dumb articles about how you should be totally OK with doing completely wrong things. And anyone who points out that they're wrong is some sick judgmental turd who is against you as a woman.

The 2 examples that come to mind immediately are keeping a clean home and not feeding your kid crap all the time.
They act like that's impossible.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:01 AM
 
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I like some of that.

But then there are all these dumb articles about how you should be totally OK with doing completely wrong things. And anyone who points out that they're wrong is some sick judgmental turd who is against you as a woman.

The 2 examples that come to mind immediately are keeping a clean home and not feeding your kid crap all the time.
They act like that's impossible.
True, but they act as humorous counterparts to all the "Why isn't your life perfect?" blogs out there.

Here's the thing. There are times when raising kids is indeed chaos. It's not this picture-perfect march from infancy to college graduation. There are times when the house is going to look like Verdun in 1917. There are times when you say or do things you regret. There are times when you want to just get in the car and drive until you run out of gas and start hitchhiking. The problem is that a lot of these parenting blogs will make you feel abnormal and insufficient if you aren't feeling that way.

Plus anything that makes me laugh is a worthwhile read.
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Old 05-17-2018, 10:06 AM
 
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I don't like any of them, to be honest. I do read some blogs from real experts about topics I am interested in. But I would rather read a book or an article that was vetted to some degree.

Oh man...I have had so many tangents on these mom blogs and mom you tubers.

I do like the Holdermesses you tube videos quite often. I feel like they are just enjoying pop culture and not trying to be the expert on anything.
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Old 05-17-2018, 01:34 PM
 
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True, but they act as humorous counterparts to all the "Why isn't your life perfect?" blogs out there.

Here's the thing. There are times when raising kids is indeed chaos. It's not this picture-perfect march from infancy to college graduation. There are times when the house is going to look like Verdun in 1917. There are times when you say or do things you regret. There are times when you want to just get in the car and drive until you run out of gas and start hitchhiking. The problem is that a lot of these parenting blogs will make you feel abnormal and insufficient if you aren't feeling that way.

Plus anything that makes me laugh is a worthwhile read.
Of course.
I don't think anyone has a problem with why their house is a disaster every once in a while or their kid eats a hot cheeto here and there.
But these articles are usually named something like, "Why my child each French fries and junk food every day and that's OK" and "I choose to live with 8 day old dog doo in the living room bc making memories is more important than not getting worms," etc.

We'd gone so overboard in validating everyone's feelings and behavior that we are now willing to validate all sorts of nonsense in the name of not making someone feel bad. Well, guess what? Sometimes you really ought to feel bad for the way you act. Sometimes what you're doing is not OK.
And it's not my job to run around and judge someone and tell people that, but I'd also prefer that there not be articles out there supporting poor choices.

That's my biggest problem with the articles shared by that blog. I don't really feel like it's a bunch of people who are commiserating over the crazy things that do happen and the few times things go out of control or we cave or our kids are too much.
I feel like more often than not, I am seeing more and more articles devoted to giving up having any standards at all.

There are some funny ones, though. I'll give you that.
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