Category Archives: Humor

The IP Guide to Parent/Teacher Conferences

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It’s that time of year again, the time when we get to take time from our busy schedules, sit in an undersized chair, and listen to a litany of complaints about our children. In our ongoing quest to help Imperfect Parents™ everywhere, we’ve compiled this handy list of responses for you to use at your […]

The Cult of Motherhood

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Photo: Pontus Edenberg I hate to be the one to break this to you, but we moms have more in common with Katie Holmes than we’d like to think. That’s right. Because when we popped out that kid, we got an automatic membership to a special cult of our very own. It’s called “THE NAP”. […]

Sleep, Exercise and Diet

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I decided last week that I was going to beat my kids to my energy. I was tired of dragging ass by 3 p.m. and I wanted a change. So I set out on a mission to learn the tips and techniques used by the "professional parents" to stay full of energy, stamina and vigor […]

WTF?! Toy Roundup

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Hershey’s S’mores Maker by Spinmaster — $19.99 When we were kids, the yearly camping trip to Wisconsin was always highly anticipated. Lazy days spent fishing and canoeing, followed by a roaring campfire to cook the day’s catch. After dark, we sat with blankets around our shoulders, listened to the crackling of the fire, smelled the […]

An open letter to the J.M. Smucker Company, maker of Uncrustables

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April 1, 2005 Executive Offices The J.M. Smucker Company Strawberry Lane Orrville, OH 44667-0280 RE: Uncrustables Dear Sir/Madam: I want to commend you on your genius of creating the UNCRUSTABLES “crustless” peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. (the grape is the best!) You have removed a major irritant around the house, what with the kids insistence […]

A letter to Kimberly-Clark, maker of Huggies diapers

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March 1, 2005 Executive Offices Kimberly-Clark Corporation Dept. INT P.O. Box 2020 Neenah, WI 54957-2020 RE: Huggies Dear Sir or Madam: I recently had the chance to see the DVD of the Farrelly Brothers comedy STUCK ON YOU (not so great a movie, but it gave me an idea, so hey) where two Siamese twins […]