Category Archives: Humor

Small boy talking to his mother

August 26, 2016 | No comments yet

Talking to Your Kids About Death and Sex

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

This piece originally appeared on Chocolate & Chaos.   Every parent knows that there’s an inordinate amount of time in the summer spent with the kids. Times to be treasured: pool time, family reunions, and outings to favorite places. And…

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school perfect

August 23, 2016 | 2 comments

The Picture Perfect Life We All Want

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

We’ve all seen photos on facebook and secretly were jealous. Or wondered what really happens in every day life. I try to remind myself that what we see on facebook is not a complete depiction of real life. We all…

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Rio rings

August 11, 2016 | No comments yet

14 Thoughts I Have Watching the Rio 2016 Olympics

in Holiday/Seasonal, Humor, Me Time

This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post. I’m loving the Olympics in Rio. Here are some thoughts I’ve had while joining the rest of America in our favorite pastime, watching television. I should be DVRing this. Could I record…

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August 8, 2016 | 2 comments

Summer Sleep-Ins

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

So proud to have my site launched. Welcome to Shopping for Time. –Carissa Howard Back to School:          

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August 2, 2016 | 2 comments

Letting Go of Great Parenting Expectations

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

Parents, and mothers especially, are under an enormous about of pressure these days to be perfect. We feel the pressures from social media. Even if we are not technically being judged upon, it’s difficult not to internalize what we see…

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July 31, 2016 | No comments yet

The Five Year Plan (For My Son)

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

He’s been in my life for five years. It was love at first sight. In the beginning, he was perfect. So attentive. All he wanted to do was to lie around in bed with me. As the weeks ticked by,…

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July 25, 2016 | No comments yet

A Mother’s Journey Through Summer

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

I’m letting go of trying to be perfect. Here’s what we’ve done this summer.

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May 24, 2016 | No comments yet

The Tooth Fairy Doesn’t Work on Sundays

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

“The Tooth Fairy doesn’t work on Sunday night,” I told my six-year-old this morning at 7AM sharp once he pulled the plastic baggy out from under his pillow. I stared in horror. It still contained the tooth that he’d lost a full 24-hours earlier.

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May 7, 2016 | No comments yet

Happy Mother’s Day

in Humor, Me Time

What’s your favorite funny Mother’s Day moment? 

My son’s card from school – what makes mom happy: bedtime


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April 13, 2016 | 1 comment

Worst End-of-the-School-Year Mom

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

If you refuse to buy your kids new pants even though they are way too short because you know they’ll be wearing shorts in a few more days, then you are an end-of-the-school-year mom. Also, this is totally what I’m wearing to preschool drop-off. I’m the mom in the middle smoking a cig showing off my belly.

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