Category Archives: motherhood

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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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

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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

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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

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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

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But I’m Not Dead Yet!

My sister used to love watching Monty Python movies, and one of her favorite parts is this scene from the Holy Grail flick: I’ve been really sick this past week, and I always think of the above scene when I’m in this state. … Continue reading

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Rose-Colored Glasses on a Someday Badass (So You Think You Want to Be a Mom?)

My daughter wants to be Angelina Jolie when she grows up. That’s not how she puts it. She doesn’t even know who Angelina is. But she’s been telling me for years that she wants to “adopt nine or ten kids … Continue reading

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