Meredith Ethington is a writer and mum to three trying to help her kids understand sarcasm, and her need for personal space. She loves writing to commiserate with other mums and to remind herself that she doesn’t want to be a perfect mother. She wants to be a real one. She is a staff writer at Scary Mummy, and also writes for sites such as Babble, Mumtastic, Huffington Post, and her own blog. She has been featured many times by Today Parents as one of the funniest parents to follow on Facebook. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter where she loves to laugh at herself and admit that while parenting is the best thing ever, it's also the hardest job on earth.
The key was learning to see the holiday through their eyes. Here's how I finally got it.
I’m always in this weird place of wanting to lose weight and get healthier, while also trying to love my body just the way it is.
I would never hit another adult to solve a conflict in my life, so why would I hit my child?
#7. “How much trouble would I get in if I left my threenager on the curb of this Target?”
Mum friends come and go. It can feel sad when a friendship ends, but I’ve come to understand that certain friends are temporary.
Seriously, don't spend another minute thinking about these things.
In fact, it was totally worth it. I kind of hoped my other two kids would be thumb suckers, too.