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Teresa M. Pelham

Teresa M. Pelham

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Country Bros in Daisy Dukes

July 29, 2014

I know it's been done before -- role reversal videos like this one that took on Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines."

  • Horrible, Rotten Parents

    July 20, 2014

    Yes, yes, yes. And yes.

  • Here's How it Could Happen to You

    July 10, 2014

    I can’t count how many times over the past 17 years I’ve felt a quick panic and thought “Did I forget a kid?” During the sleep-deprived days of newborns and even now, I’ve said to myself or aloud “Did we forget anybody?”

  • Eating at Starbucks? Say it isn't so!

    July 2, 2014

    When I first read this story about an "Ottawa mom" who was breastfeeding her baby at a Starbucks I thought it read "Outlaw mom." I guess that's what it's come to, eh? We are now considering women who feed their children in public outlaws.

  • Threats and Oreos

    June 25, 2014

    Three adults and six teenagers of varying athletic abilities successfully hiked to the summit of Mount Washington yesterday. While this may not be a first-time thing, the trip happened with a total lack of whining. Crazy, I know!

  • Are Kids Distracted by Colorful Classrooms?

    June 12, 2014

    For some crafty and creative teachers, decorating the classroom during those last days of summer vacation can be totally fun. (For others, I'm sure, it can be a losing competition among colleagues where one's non-artsy side is well displayed.)

  • Loading the Dishwasher and Other Horrible Things

    June 2, 2014

    Doesn't it sometimes feel as if parenting writers are spying on you? Jeez, this is my life (written by someone else.)

  • Step Away from the Chocolate Milk. Do it Now.

    May 15, 2014

    Clearly the most dangerous thing in our schools today is chocolate milk. Not violence, bullying, over-testing, mold, exhaust from idling buses or sexual assault. Nope. It’s eight fluid ounces of cow’s milk and chocolate flavoring.

  • Michael Sam and All of the Horrible Things He Didn't Do

    May 13, 2014

    Despite the "How to talk to your kids about ..." headline, this is hilarious and spot on.

  • What if We All Opted Out?

    May 5, 2014

    The English teacher who wrote this here piece is so right on that I'd like to give her a virtual high-five. She lists five reasons why her son will not take standardized tests, ever. They're all perfectly valid and I couldn't agree with her more.

  • Epinephrine for Dummies

    April 10, 2014

    Click right here to watch my educational yet ridiculous video of how to use the new Auvi-Q epinephrine injector. Please, do try this at home, but just be a little more careful.

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