Category Archives: parenting moments

Thing 2 is pissed. For the past few years, she’s been anxiously waiting the day she can finally sit in the front seat of the car, and for the past few years we’ve told her she had to wait until she was 12. She turned 12 almost five months ago and we’ve done a pretty […]

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Listen. Do you hear that? You don’t? Me neither!! My house is quiet! Free of showtunes and One Direction and sister-bickering and the poke-me-in-the-eardrums-with-chopsticks-now-please obnoxious voices of every singing star that now has their own Disney Channel or Nickelodeon show! Pour mama a mimosa and ready the napping couch! Nah, not really (yet). I’m actually experiencing […]

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I’m not a perfect parent. Am I raising kids who are polite and respectful and who don’t get in trouble? Yes. Is it because of my parenting? It shit-sure is. But don’t get me wrong, now that my kids are older I often forget to make them meals (and by “forget” I mean I choose […]

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Last week I was walking down the sidewalk in the small town near our cabin, and coming toward me was a large man-boy who was walking about three feet in front of his tiny little girl who was about two years old and was toddling along at the normal pace for a toddling two year […]

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I think a fun experiment would be to make educated adults take the ACT test and see how they do. And by “fun” I, of course, mean painful and eye-opening and embarrassing. Because, although both my husband and I hold master’s degrees and graduated with honors, helping our daughter study for her second go ’round […]

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In six days school will be out and I’ll have my girls home all day, every day, for 84 days. YAAaaaaaaayyyyyyyy?? Seriously, other than not being able to lie about how many naps I really take or how much time I spend daily on Facebook and Twitter and HuffPostCelebrity and E!Online and People.com I am super […]

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Mother’s Day is almost upon us, and this year, I’ve made a wish list. The end.    Nah, there’s more. I may have grown(ish) up kids who don’t wake me up at dawn or watch me pee, but there’s always more. Listen, I love my kids fiercely; I love their hugs and homemade cards and […]

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Like most families who aren’t Amish, hiding in a bunker or employees of Nickelodeon, our family loves Disney movies. Princesses, beasts, witches, sea-urchins, talking jungle animals – we love them all.  In 1995, Disney blew our minds with Toy Story. If you were a parent then, you’ll remember how astounded you were by the computer […]

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