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This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Mom ConfessionsSo many blogs and articles this time of year are about how you need to teach your children that Christmas is not about treats, Santa or gifts under the tree. You hear about parents who cancel Christmas, or even my own parents tell us […]
The girl, no older than 10, finished an impressive physical feat on the uneven bars. Her body, straight as a ruler, has just completed a 720° turn, and at the zenith she let go, letting her body fly through the air before she tucked herself into a tiny ball, spun twice and landed. She faltered […]
Can we talk about boobs for a minute? My five year old son has a slight obsession. Am I alone in this? From asking how my bra goes on to simply coming up and touching them, he’s definitely noticed them. I know it’s only natural, but it’s really funny and his curiosity is keeping me […]
The sign-up sheet for the daycare potluck is mocking me. It seems to whisper my name every time I accidently glance at it. I’m the parent who sends her child to school with a Lunchable most days of the week because it’s the fastest, most convenient thing I can throw into a lunch box before […]
Dear Santa Claus, As Christmas approaches, I know you and your elves are very busy getting toys and presents ready for children all over the world, and this time of year can be quite hectic for you and your little helpers. Because we are all counting on you to deliver joy and brightly wrapped packages […]
At the risk of sounding like a grumpy old grinch, I’m gonna go ahead and say it: These damn people with their Pinterest are screwing everything up for the rest of us. I realize I’ve probably just made enemies with a lot of the moms reading this blog, but let me just say first that […]
Are you knee-deep in holiday shopping like me? Trying to remember if you ordered that person the same thing last year. And what size are the nephews now, why do they insist on growing each year? I don’t think 16-year-olds are into Legos any more, I’m just saying that I might need to rethink that […]
I am the parent of a very strong-willed two and a half year old little girl. I’ve known since she was a teeny little baby that I’d have my work cut out for me. But, here’s the thing; it’s tough, and we have power struggles all the time, but I am determined to resist the […]
My Christmas Crackle seems a little white trash and is most certainly not healthy, but it’s a great holiday snack to satisfy a salty/sweet craving. Also, I’m a little white trash, so it’s perfect. Additionally, I usually have enough of the ingredients on hand to make it for a last minute dessert need. It’s also […]
This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Mom ConfessionsWhen I was a kid it was just called SEX ED. And, I’d like to point out that when I was a kid it was taught in 6th grade not 4th grade- what the hell! My daughter still believes in Santa Clause and the […]
I’m a wee bit OCD. As in, my dishes have lines on them and when stacked in the cupboard, all of the lines must line up. Or that my shirts are organized by color, by season. Every container in my pantry has a scrapbook-worthy label. I try to control the chaos that is my home […]