Janine Annett

Janine Annett is the author of the humor book I Am "Why Do I Need Venmo?" Years Old. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New Yorker, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Real Simple, Parents, and many other places. She lives in New York with her husband, son, and dog.

oh, joy

Great, Now My Shoulder Doesn’t Work

ByJanine Annett

Ah, the unparalleled joys of aging.

Yup, we're that old

I’m Firmly In My Orthopedic Footwear Era

ByJanine Annett

I was prescribed insoles. Yes I felt old, but I also felt free.

Creating absolutely giant hair

‘80s Babies Skills That Will Truly Impress Your Kids

ByJanine Annett

Be prepared to blow their minds with... paper maps.

Fa la la

There Are Only 10 Decent Christmas Songs. Discuss.

ByJanine Annett

Non-traditional picks to add to your holiday playlist.

I'm wiped

I Finally Got Used To My Kid's Sleep Schedule, & Then It Switched Again

ByJanine Annett

I don’t particularly want to drive at night to pick my tween up from a birthday party, basketball practice or hanging out with a friend.

no no no no no

Climate Change Is Really F*cking With My Parenting

ByJanine Annett

I swear, if it rains one more Saturday, I’m going to lose my damn mind.

out of sync

I Actually Miss My Kid When He’s Away

ByJanine Annett

Sleepaway camp and grandma's house are great. But I'm ready for him to come home.

we turned out fine?

God, The Crap We Used To Watch On TV

ByJanine Annett

Sure, YouTube personalities seem bad — but have you revisted The Price Is Right lately?

Is there a plus side?

I'm Telling You, Perimenopause Doesn’t Totally Suck

ByJanine Annett

If you’re an always-cold person (like I am!), you might actually enjoy hot flashes.


Chrismukkah Is Double The Work, But Also Double The Fun

ByJanine Annett

I grew up celebrating both Christmas and Hanukkah, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Tech Support

Will My Kid Be Hopelessly Out Of The Loop If I Don't Give Him A Phone?

ByJanine Annett

We don't want him to have a phone yet, but I worry that his friends will move on without him.

Best Friend

Yes, You Should Get A Dog

ByJanine Annett

I’ve gone to the bark side, and there’s no turning back.

Don't Ever Give Up

I Was Awful At Sports. Then Came My Kid.

ByJanine Annett

I was definitely picked last in gym class, but my supportive son helped me change that.

snack attack

My Kid & I Tried 7 Different Pizza Snacks. Here's Our Honest Reviews.

ByJanine Annett

So you don’t have to.


I Was Not Prepared For My Latest Parenting Milestone

ByJanine Annett

There comes a time in every parent’s life when their children outshine them. For me, that moment arrived when my son recently surpassed me in a feat of strength – and in other ways, too.