Monthly Archives: April 2013

In Praise of Little Boys

When I found out I was having a boy, I cried. My reaction took me by surprise. At the time, I had a healthy, happy 3-year-old daughter at home. I had long been saying, what do I care about the … Continue reading

Posted in motherhood, sons | 4 Comments

Where Babies Come From (Hint: It’s Not Your Ear)

My kids are confused about sex. I can’t blame them. So am I. When you think about the whole shebang, it is kind of a weird thing. But I probably shouldn’t call it a shebang, right? Trust me, that is … Continue reading

Posted in humor, motherhood, sexuality | 4 Comments

Welcome to Our House of Filth

Last week I walked into our guest bathroom and found this on our cabinet: Let me just say it’s never a good thing to find creamy dark brown fingerprints on a bathroom cabinet in a home where young children toilet. … Continue reading

Posted in humor, motherhood | Tagged | 22 Comments

The Great Crap-Off: When Moms Diminish Each Other’s Experiences

A few days ago, a friend forwarded to me a status update that one of her friends had posted on Facebook. It went something like this: “Just finishing up my important, challenging job. Then heading home to straighten up my … Continue reading

Posted in advice, motherhood | 5 Comments