• Mommy Myth Buster

    Many parenting "news" items are lies, myths, exaggerations and marketing designed to scare parents into buying products. Here we bust up those myths and reveal the truth so we can relax and enjoy parenthood.
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Angeline Duran Piotrowski

(Photo courtesy of Priceless Photography)

I love my kids. I never want any harm to befall them in any way. That is why I am vulnerable to believing all of the scary stories that make headlines about parenthood. All of this worrying has made me hyper-responsible and nervous to the point that it becomes difficult to just relax and enjoy my children. I call this being a Parentaholic. I read and I listen and I discuss every incarnation of parenting “should” until it becomes overwhelming. But something has changed over the past five years that I’ve been a parent. I’ve started to notice scare fads come and go. I’ve seen parenting stories that made scary headlines be debunked and shattered and I had to start asking myself, “Why did I waste all that time worrying when it wasn’t even true?”

Now I look upon certain media scares with a critical eye. I know not to believe, out-of-hand, the things that I hear in news sound bites or in playgroup. I look to credible primary sources for real answers. I’m tired of being a Parentaholic. I prefer to let the truth set me free. That’s why I am now a Mommy Myth Buster.

Find out a little more about me and my other projects at www.AngelineDP.com

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