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.

I'm wiped

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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.

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.

So you don’t have to.


I Was Not Prepared For My Latest Parenting Milestone

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.