Monica Bielanko was born and raised on the wild frontier of late 1970's Utah. She is a recovering Mormon who once went to see an unknown band from Philly and married the guitar player a few weeks later. She's been married to her Babble Voices writing partner, Serge Bielanko, for the past nine years. Along the way they have practiced and perfected the dark arts of couch dining, clandestine boozing, bambino wrangling, wide-open domestic warfare, and modern love. Her personal blog, The Girl Who was in the top ten of last year's Top 50 list. In addition to Babble Voices, Monica is featured on Strollerderby, and Pregnancy. She also regularly updates her personal blog, The Girl Who.
In between reading about how French parents do it so much better or how we aren’t mom enough if we aren’t breastfeeding our toddlers, it’s been a difficult year for moms and dads.
From the nanny killings in New York City to the Sandy Hook shootings we’re all still reeling from, 2012 seems, at least to me, to have been a year filled with stories of parental suffering.
But there have been some bright spots: Target gets a big thumbs up from millions of parents and some much anticipated pregnancies and births have been announced.
Here are the top parenting stories of 2012. Do you agree? Which stories do you feel deserve to be on the list that you don’t see here?
Sandy Hook Shootings
20 children and 6 teachers, shot dead in their elementary school. 20 parents grieving the loss of 6 and 7-year-olds. It is unfathomable. The tragedy has ignited an outpouring of grief
from around the globe.
You can also find Monica on her personal blog, The Girl Who.
Read more from Serge & Monica on Babble:
A History of Hair: Do You Do Your Do to Please Your Mate?
Awesomely Awkward and Just Plain Awful Christmas Card Photos
Hilarious Letters To Santa Claus: “Do You Go To The Bathroom At People’s Houses?”
Screw Style! How Letting Go Of Clever and Crafty Is The Best Christmas Move I Ever Made