If Your Self Esteem Took A Hit After Having A Baby, You’re Not Alone — Scary Mommy

Study finds having a baby can lower your self-esteem for at least three years It’s no secret having a baby changes everything. There’s a ton of emphasis on the way pregnancy changes your body, but becoming a mom can massively change the way you feel about yourself overall. In fact, a new study suggests that… viaContinue reading “If Your Self Esteem Took A Hit After Having A Baby, You’re Not Alone — Scary Mommy”

No, Husbands Aren’t ‘Helping’ Their Wives When They Do Chores — Scary Mommy

Partners do what needs to be done, end of story We’ve all heard the stories, either firsthand or through friends, of a partner who refers to watching his children as “babysitting” or refuses to help around the house because they work or feel as if it is “woman’s work.” Men are amazing, intelligent, capable creatures but…Continue reading “No, Husbands Aren’t ‘Helping’ Their Wives When They Do Chores — Scary Mommy”

Here’s How To Cope With The Pettiness Of Puberty When Your Teen Can’t Even — Scary Mommy

Parenting a freshly ripened teen amounts to four words: “Weren’t you just born?” I say this to myself on a near-constant basis as I stand in front of a bedroom door that’s always closed. I’m not exactly sure when the door-closing began, but it did, and I’m not even sure what goes on in there,… viaContinue reading “Here’s How To Cope With The Pettiness Of Puberty When Your Teen Can’t Even — Scary Mommy”

New Study on Teens’ Electronics Use

Studies show that U.S. teens spend an average of 8.5 hrs per day on their electronics. Unfortunately, developing adolescent brain is particularly vulnerable to sleep deprivation, depression, anxiety, and risk-taking behavior. An area of the brain, called prefrontal cortex, which specializes in judgment, impulse control, and planning is still developing in adolescence. A new studyContinue reading “New Study on Teens’ Electronics Use”