Monthly Archives: May 2013

I Am Not a Search Engine (But I Let My Kids Think I Am)

Butterflies pee blood. That’s what my kids learned today from the Grow-a-Butterfly Kit I bought for them. Actually, since I’m the one who shouted this information while witnessing blood spraying from a newly emerged butterfly’s lady parts (they’re all girls … Continue reading


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Happy Mother’s Day…to My Husband!

Last year for Mother’s Day, my husband made dinner and fed the kids. It was frozen grocery-store pizza. They ate all of it, left none for me, and didn’t even clear—let alone clean—the dishes. I discovered their debauchery when I … Continue reading

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Brave New People: Raising Courageous Kids

Yesterday, there was an FBI manhunt in our neck of the woods for an on-the-run murder suspect described as “extremely dangerous.” It began near my daughter’s school and gradually progressed toward my son’s. They were both in “hard lockdown” inside … Continue reading

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