I’m a mom, a wife, and a copywriter, but those are very limiting labels. I’m also a cheese lover, karaoke performer, award-winning beer pong player, misophonia sufferer, and a dog person. I’m a puzzle enthusiast (jigsaw and crossword), word nerd, and Facebook addict (sadly, not recovering; Sorry, Matty). I watch too much TV, eat too many nachos, and take too many pictures of my children, and I’m not sorry about any of it.
You know what I realized? There are no “parenting experts.” Or rather, all parents are parenting experts. Once you’ve performed surgery to successfully remove a booger from a 2-year old’s nostril at 3 am and written an original song called Smile Town that you’ll perform on command, you develop some valuable niche knowledge. So, as an official Parenting Expert, I’d like to share some of the lesser known perks and drawbacks of having children. And they’re not going to be