Let’s be honest, 2018 was one long ass year, that’s for sure. Sure, there were 365 days just like every other year (except for those pesky leap years, of course), but for some reason it felt like about 826 days. And we’re so ready to flip the calendar toward what we hope will be a kick ass 2019.
But before we do so, let’s take a minute to read through some of most read Scary Mommy articles of 2018.
My Toddler Drowned This Summer, And Here’s What I Want You To Know. Nicole Hughes wrote a heartbreaking article about the loss of her son in a drowning accident, and issued a call to action to the American Academy of Pediatrics and a warning for parents.
The Invisible Workload Of Motherhood Is Killing Me Erin Pepler talks about the struggle of dealing with the endless list of small tasks that would only ever draw attention if they didn’t happen.
Why I No Longer Tell My Child To Be Inclusive And Kind. Julee Morrison writes about how she was the mom who told her daughter, “Be inclusive.” Then one day she got a call from her school, and everything changed.
My Kids Eat Dinner At 3 P.M., And Here’s Why. Wendy Wisner offers some great advice for minimizing the dinnertime battle.
Yes, My Kids Are All The Same Gender, And This Is What I Wish You Knew. Katrina Davis reminds us that even though people are not trying to be rude or hurtful, words have power.
My Husband Lied To Me Today by Brooke Wilkerson. “For every time you’ve been told the truth, you’ve been told a lie threefold. For every time that you knocked down that red flag, five more popped up.” #Tearjerker
Why I Was So Horrified By The Conversation I Overheard In Starbucks. Deirdre Londergan writes, “It breaks my heart to think people would see me in this light — as an annoyance who didn’t deserve the ‘good peanut butter.'”
I Should Have Left The Light On by Mindy Segal. “We were in love. The kind of “in love” that feels once-in-a-lifetime-ish… and then, something happened. I don’t know what. Trust me, I’ve asked myself.”
Being A Middle-Aged Mom Has Some Perks — But This Is The Hardest Part. Tina Drakakis says she doesn’t care about her crow’s feet, the girth of her muffin top, or being ready for bed by 9 p.m. most nights. But this is the absolute worst part about being a middle-aged mom.
Why I’m Done Trying To Be A ‘Good’ Daughter-In-Law. Alyssa McBryant writes about that moment when something inside her snapped. And she was done.
5 Things That Happen When You Get A Brazilian by Amber Dorsey. Who hasn’t had these things happen when getting a Brazilian?
Cell Phones Aren’t The Reason Parents Ignore Their Kids — This Is by Elizabeth Broadbent reminds us to stop pretending we didn’t ignore our kids before cell phones. Our parents ignored us, and our grandparents ignored them.
I’m Sick Of Having To Lose My Sh*t Before My Family Listens by Katie Bingham-Smith. This is the battle cry of parents everywhere.
Porn Is Not The Worst Thing On Musical.ly by Anastasia Basil. This is a MUST READ WARNING for all parents with kids on social media.
My Mom Died Of A Brain Aneurysm, And This Is What I Want People To Know. Valerie Bischak writes about the (now obvious) symptoms her mom suffered and offers some critical advice to women about their health.
I Am The Reason You Don’t Give Babies Honey. Kelli Tager writes that when she got sick, no one knew what honey could do. She was very lucky.
There you have it: heartbreaking, sentimental, funny, happy, sappy. We’ve got it all. Thank you for reading and being part of our community. Happy New Year, Scary Mommies!