Tag Archives: parenthood

Pregnant? No health insurance for you!

My husband may soon lose his job. Or he might not. We don’t know. He was awarded a grant in December that he was supposed to get money from in January. It’s now June and apparently they are still in … Continue reading

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Was that what I thought it was?

When reading feminist blogs, I often come across clips of women and men talking about what they do to prevent an assault. The women say they have a buddy, walk with their keys in their hands, and stay in well-lit … Continue reading

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Operation

The buzzing noise from the game Operation freaked me out as a kid. Don’t judge. I have an exaggerated startle reflex. So I was relieved that when my kid received the game for his birthday, the game he got was … Continue reading

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My 4 year old cheats at Candyland

I’m not a competitive person. I play games for fun. Sure, I keep score, but its more important to enjoy the game than to win. So with that perspective, I don’t really care that I lose at Candyland when I … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: It’s not as much fun to pick up the pieces

Daily Prompt: Prized Possession. This was me when I was a kid: I sucked my thumb and carried a blankey everywhere. But unlike Linus, I kept losing my blanket. I would scream and cry until I made my mother drive … Continue reading

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Shameful Sunday: a Halloween costume

As I said earlier, on Halloween we went to my kid’s school’s Halloween parade and saw all the kids in their costumes and it was adorable. But of course, there was one costume that was not so adorable. My kid … Continue reading

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I sought shame, but shame didn’t want me

Coming from another country, my husband uses idioms that I am sometimes unfamiliar with. And I love it. I love learning the new phrases, like “isn’t that where the dog is buried,” which he uses to illustrate the real point … Continue reading

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I wish I were more outgoing

The prompt for this week makes me think of that song from Run Lola Run. Anyone else? I’m shy. I learned the difference between shy and introverted recently–I read introverted is enjoying quieter or smaller social interactions, whereas shy is … Continue reading

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War on military women

If you doubted the war on women, or doubted where it was going, consider this. The short of it, a single mother was kicked out of the Air Force and had her scholarship revoked. Why? Because she deigned to give … Continue reading

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30 day book challenge. Day 25

My favorite biographical book. I’ve been looking forward to this day for a long time because it allows me to squee about one of my new favorite books. This book is amazing. McBride write his memoir along side his mother’s … Continue reading

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