Parents get a lot of advice. Some of it is super great and very helpful. Other stuff (like sleep when the baby sleeps … seriously?) is useful the first time you hear it and then gets repeated SOOOOO freaking often that you just want to strangle the next person who brings you that little gem. (Like, hey, figurative dude, if my kid had slept for longer than 20 minutes at a time before wanting to be latched on to the boob for the millionth marathon nursing session, then maybe I’d have a few brain cells left to explain to you why not all advice is ACTUALLY HELPFUL TO THE INFINITE NUMBER OF UNIQUE SITUATIONS THAT A BLANKET STATEMENT SUCH AS ‘SLEEP WHEN THE BABY SLEEPS’ DOESN’T COVER). And yes, I will forever rant about that one. I’ve earned that right.
So, I started thinking about the worst parenting tips I’ve ever heard. And they were bad. But they were only rage-inducing bad. They had to go further. They had to be the worst, baddest, most ridiculous parenting tips of all time.
And that’s how today’s comic was born. You’re welcome.
This is Alice. Alice sees fantastic worlds over the edges of beds. Alice marvels at things she’s never seen before and celebrates that rather than allowing herself to become complacent with the day-to-day humdrum toils in life. Be like...read more
Maybe I’m crazy. Maybe taking a huge leap into a creative career was irresponsible. Illogical. Completely nuts. Maybe my longing for happiness shouldn’t have steamrolled my sense of duty to a stable job and steady paycheck. Maybe my dreams should have stayed in a...read more
She can't resist the treasures hidden within my purse. Mom's carry the best stuff.read more
We all got sick at once. First, it was the flu right before Alice's first birthday party. We had to reschedule. Ever try giving Tamiflu to a squirming, screaming toddler? I don't recommend it. They spit. And bite. After the flu we got a stomach bug, only we didn't...read more
I was at the FIRST Robotics Competition to support FRC#5902 - The Wire Clippers and I had my iPad with me. I was planning on getting a comic drawn in between matches. That's the beauty of drawing digitally - I can work pretty much anywhere now. With deadlines looming,...read more
Dear Alice, It's your first birthday. You came into this world fast like Supergirl and haven't slowed down yet. I can't believe how tiny you were. I could watch you sleep for hours and hours and never get tired of holding you. You learned everything so quickly and...read more
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Wayne Moulton Jr, Lindsey Castellon, Emily Reddy, Lauren Haffner, Daniela Freeman