Nobody’s denying the beauty of motherhood. Unfortunately, it can’t all be Pinterest-ready parties and perfectly-decorated Christmas trees. There’s also a lot of driving. And cleaning. And convincing people to eat. Basically, there’s a lot of running around from sunrise to sunset and fruitless praying for a single moment of quiet solitude.
The chaotic nature of parenting lends itself to broad humor, which is to say you don’t have to be a mom to think these tweets are funny. You don’t even have to be a parent—all you need is a sense of humor. But if you are a parent, here are 40 Parenting Hacks for Raising an Amazing Kid.
On Audience Participation
On Cleaning House
On Growing Pains
On Maximizing Your Time
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On Screen Time
On Being On-Call
On Being Prepared
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On the Gig Economy
On the bright side, by the time your kids can drive, you will be an extremely accomplished chauffeur.
On Life’s Little Victories
At least this mom is raising honest kids.
On Looking Good
The trick is to hover for as long as possible in the grey zone between making an effort and absolutely not caring at all.
Whoever gave that child a harmonica is off the Christmas card list.
On Tackling Complex Roles
Being a mom requires you to wear many hats. In this case, a big white one, and a bat mask.
On Creepy Kids
Do you ever wonder what terrifying things kids would say if they were actually trying to be creepy?
On Knowing Best
It’s amazing how much you can get away with while also having no idea what’s going on.
On Interior Decorating
Sorry. It’s not your home anymore. It’s a children’s arts & crafts museum.
The one time you don’t pay absolute attention to your child will be the time they pull their own head off.
On Setting Examples
And once the children are asleep, it’s ice cream for dinner for the grown-ups.
On Parental Pride
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