Tag Archives: parenting

on conversations with moms

From a mother about giving her first born Cheerios for the first time: “I’m going to give it to him in the parking lot of the hospital so if he starts choking, the ER is right there.” From a mother about … Continue reading

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I hate you, Tommee Tippee!

New baby is growing fast, and everything is great. But I have to rant about how much I hate Tommee Tippee bottles. Yes, you. I hate you. I hate your shape. On your website, you boast about being an easy … Continue reading

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Childish behavior

I’m a mom and on some online mommies groups, and the other day I got pretty upset at one commenter who called someone’s behavior “childish.” The person in question acting “childish” was an adult who had apparently broken up with her … Continue reading

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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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[Insert tasteful title here. Nothing about Mr. Noodle or Tickle me Elmo]

  Kevin Clash, Elmo’s Muppeteer, has been accused of having sex with an underage boy, and as a feminist and a parent, I’m having trouble processing this information. According to the story, a young man came forward saying that he … 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 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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