Samantha Rodman, ModernMom

Samantha Rodman


Arnold, MD, United States

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Past articles by Samantha:

Kissing Kids on the Lips: Fine or Not?

I recently read an article that says that parents should not kiss their babies on the mouth, because it can be “sexual” or “stimulating.” Well, look at this: Here is why I think this is fine. And not just me, plenty of other people think it’s fine, too. People are hypocritical. In this article, a woman says that kissing … → Read More

Dealing with Two Year Olds: How To Make Your Life Suck Less

From my experience with 2 year olds, you can expect a lot of “No” and “I don’t want to.” This is developmentally appropriate, although it makes your life suck. However, there are some things you can do to make your life suck less. Pick your battles. So she doesn’t get dressed, who cares. It’s not … → Read More

10 Great Things About Having 3 Kids

I will regale you with the 10 best things about having as many kids as you have...eyes, since you have to grow one in the back of your head to have 3 kids. → Read More

Top Five Types of Sex Had by Couples with a New Baby –

I’ve noticed a particular deficit in documenting the varieties of sex that are most popular in the large, fatigued population of parents with small kids, which is where this post comes in. This is not an exhausted (I mean exhaustive! Gee, where did that word come from?) list, but it reflects the majority of the categories of sexual experiences that I hear about from my couples clients, as well… → Read More

How to talk about your co-parent during and after divorce

No matter how bitter the divorce, avoid bad mouthing the other parent. It'll feel good in the moment, but it can make a child feel his genes are tainted. → Read More

6 Things That Became So Much More Enjoyable, Post-Kids

There are some activities that used to be annoying, but now seem like luxurious jaunts to a tropical island. One of those no-kids-allowed islands. → Read More

Home Improvement "Projects" for People Who Aren't Martha Stewart

Here are eight home improvement "projects" that even the most uninspired homemaker can complete — with time to spare to call for pizza delivery. → Read More

What Your Coffee Says About You as a Mom

Whether you take your coffee decaf or with double shots of pumpkin spice reveals a lot about your mom personality. Find out what your coffee says about you. → Read More

What Your Bra Says About You

Push up bra = Moms’ night out! Kick back and drink a margarita while your boobs finally enjoy not being confined under a Baby Bjorn. → Read More

Having the Divorce Talk with Your Kids

It's not an easy conversation to have, but the goal is to help your kids understand that the separation is for the best. → Read More

Translations of Mom Footwear

From flip-flops and Uggs to flats and fashionable boots, here's what your shoes say about your mom state of mind. → Read More

Guide to Choosing the Best Haircut for Your Kid

While your little princess might be best suited to long hair in an Elsa-esque braid, there's a unique haircut perfect for every type of kid. → Read More

6 "Games" to Trick Your Toddler into Doing What You Want

From getting your 3-year-old to set the table or take a shower, here are some "toddler games" that will make the process MUCH easier. → Read More

Tough Love: Your Boyfriend Is Not Going to Marry You

The relationship advice you might not like, but really need. → Read More

Date Night at Every Stage of Parenting

Remember that time you had a relaxing date night? Neither do we. → Read More

What Moms Really Think About These "Fun" Kid Activities

There's only so many times a reasonable woman can pretend to be Olaf the singing snowman before something snaps in her brain. → Read More

"What's in Your Backpack?" — Toddler Edition

The toddler's guide to on-the-go essentials. → Read More

Why men criticize their stay-at-home-mom wives

'What have you done all day?' 'Why is the house a mess?' → Read More

A Guide to Beauty After Baby

Before baby, your makeup routine was luxurious. After baby, most has gone by the wayside—with your sleep and waistline. Here are 7 post-baby beauty habits. → Read More

5 Reasons to Get a Pet for Your Highly Sensitive Child

Dogs have been proven to be therapeutic and to lower depression rates, but are they also the key to helping a Highly Sensitive Child connect to the world? → Read More