The dictionary defines ‘parenting’ as “the rearing of children.” But this antiquated definition fails to account for the gauntlet of pristine appearances today’s parents must run, producing most delightfully eloquent and ambulatory cherubs (Month 6) who serenely sleep through the night (Week 2), while maintaining an artfully curated social media presence designed to trigger endocrine-level envy in the childless by painting an idyllic picture of baby’s most joyous . . .
OH, JUST STOP IT ALREADY!
In this interview, author and comedian Sarah Showfety shares her journey: How imagining herself flouting the implied rules of parenting led her to mine a motherlode of hilarity through her website Dear Baby XO, taking the heat off mommies around the world and ultimately resulting in her new book Dear Baby: I’m Sorry . . . Apologies for Life’s Little Parenting Fails.
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