Rachel Toalson

Rachel is the author of Parenthood: Has Anyone Seen My Sanity? and The Life-Changing Madness of Tidying Up After Children. She runs the popular Crash Test Parents blog, which helps moms of boys find humor and hope in their daily male reality. Her essays can frequently be seen on Huff Post, Scary Mommy, and Babble.


Here’s the truth: Being a parent to young children is HARD

But this stage doesn’t last forever mama. Promise.


Dear society: Dads know what they’re doing. Let’s let them do it.

The “bumbling dad joke” is a huge disservice to these amazing fathers. 

Motherly Stories

A dad is not a babysitter or a helper. He’s a parent.

Though I appreciate all he does, it is not exceptional. It is called being a parent.