goals goals goals goals
"i was trying to count, but nevermind.. MOM"
I need feminism because most men’s restrooms still aren’t equipped with baby changing stations. As someone who was married to a man who had sole custody of his young son, I’m hyperaware that feminism means EQUALITY, not female superiority. Feminism should and does support a man’s right to be as much of a parent to his child(ren) as any mother is allowed/expected to be.
This is a constant problem for Mr. Tea and myself. We’ve got twins, so even though I can change one kid on the change table in the ladies’ room, he’s left standing sort of awkwardly in the lobby with a messy child while I change one, come back, and get the other.
Nobody’s suggesting that men aren’t parents, so the lack of change tables goes well beyond ‘gender role reinforcing’ and straight into ‘ridiculous’.
My dad actually almost got kicked out of a mall once for changing my brother in the womens room of a mall. The only reason they didn’t call the cops on him was because the ladies in the room supported him.
I’d never even considered this but I support it
I have seriously always wondered about this. I mean, most malls and such here have “family” rest rooms with change tables but I mean I have watched many a father bring his child out to the car to change because they don’t have rest room access. I am SO glad this is a post!!
Some have microwaves in them to heat your popcorn before a movie
- My 4 year old is coloring, something she does all day. She comes running over to me with her coloring book (it's a Spiderman book).
- Her: "Mom!! Mom!! I've found who I'm going to marry!"
- Me: "Really?! That's awesome!"
- Her: Shows me her book. "Look! This is who I'm going to marry!"
- It's a picture of Gwen Stacy.
- Her: "It's a girl though. Is it okay if I marry a girl?"
- Me: "It's absolutely okay if you want to marry a girl. You can marry whomever you want to marry, or not get married at all."
- Her: "So it's not weird that she's a girl? Because you're married to Daddy and he's a boy."
- Me: "Nope, not weird at all."
- Her: "Okay!"
- Runs off to go color more.
- Her: "Hey! She's with a boy in this picture. I bet it's her husband! Is it okay if I marry him?"
- Me: "Yep! Just wait until you're older."
- Her: "Thanks Mom. I love you!"
- Me: "I love you too."
Patrick Maloney - “Lighthouses”
"Fall in love. Convince them that you are the person you wish you were, and you will work so hard to trick them into believing you that you might actually become it."
A beautiful, uplifting poem from Patrick Maloney of the University of Minnesota, performing during Button’s third Inside Voices show.
Cam Awkward-Rich - “Break-Up Letters” (Rustbelt 2014)
"How could you not be a prophet of your body? How could you stop saying it’s name?"
Performing during finals at the 2014 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.
Gabriel Iglesias and his wife pack on the PDA in front of their son…
HAHA ” Babe open your mouth “
This seems like an extremely effective parenting skill!
A game of Never Have I Ever that takes a twist, and will leave you with chills at the end.
that is not what i expected, woah
I thought this would be fun, but I got bitch slapped with life
watch and learn
I know you don’t like to talk, but you gotta do it for her.
Yadriel & Maria appreciation post ✿◕‿◕✿
HE SAID MORE THAN HE DID ALL SEASON. I THOUGHT HE DIDN’T CARE. I THOUGHT HE WAS JUST BEING NICE AND LETTING HIS BABY MAMA SEE THE BABY THAT HE PROBABLY DIDN’T REALLY WANT AND BARELY LOOKED AFTER BUT I WAS FUCKING WRONG. I WAS WRONG ABOUT HIM. HE’S JUST QUIET. THE DUDE IS STOIC AS FUCK AND HE FUCKING LOVES MARIA AND HE LOVES THAT BABY AND IT’S FUCKING BEAUTIFUL THE WAY HE GUSHES AND TALKS TO HER LIKE MARIA ASKED HIM TO DO BECAUSE HE WANTS HER TO GROW UP SMART AND LOVED.
But also look at how cute the baby is dressed in each visit. Who did that? Daddy did. But that’s exactly the kind of visual cue that gets lost when he’s getting judged for his bald head, tattoos and stoic (thuggish?) demeanor.
Life with A Toddler
In celebration of Father’s Day, here are some thoughts about the beautiful chaos of having an 18-month-old.