Tag: parenting

Bring on the Mommy Wars

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So many have put so much into stopping the so-called mommy wars: the fight over which parenting practices will irrevokably damage our children, and which will send them to Princeton. There are tiger moms, helicopter moms, attachment parents, unicorn moms,…

The Babysitters Club is Dead

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Childhood nostalgia is in. And back then, we all wished we could be as awesome as Kristi, Mary Ann (and especially) Claudia, and Stacey, the 1980s fab four who started the eponymously-named Babysitters Club. Three times a week, they –…

Motherhood is in the Dead Things

So cute, yet so allergic.

From a distance, it looked like an fluffy gray pipe cleaner. Or maybe a big wet feather, fibers spiked into points, the leavings of some overly big bird. My five-year-old waved it at me. “Mama, what’s this?” he yelled from…

Girl Things I Buy (For My Boys)

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I bought my toddler an awesome cardigan today: a perfect hipster button-down he’ll wear with skinny jeans and Doc Martins. Of course, I didn’t buy it in the boys’ department. This sweater was definitely made to go over some pink…

Home Safety: F&*( It.

You had no idea, but June is Home Safety Month, and I’m late, as usual.  Apparently, safety takes all of us, because it only takes one slackass bastard to kill us all. I have bought many, many things to keep my…