Category: Momming

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That’s Not Hairspray, It’s Vomit

It has been a long time, friends. I figured I would just check in and let you know that I’m still alive. This last year has been quite an amazing ride. I had a baby. A few years ago, I wrote a blog post about what it was like wanting to have children, but not…
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“Why do I smell like pee?” and other mom questions.

  It was 10:30pm. I lay there on the floor in front of the fireplace, too exhausted to move and thankful for the peaceful sound of nothing. My arm, though bony, was a good pillow for my head, which had not been combed since the morning before. My dog was chewing on something expensive, like…
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8 Animals That Eat Their Young: What Nature Can Teach You About Parenthood.

Warning: It’s possible that SOME of the “research” in this article may not be entirely correct. All I remember is eating a bunch of chocolate and talking to a lot of random people. I’ve blocked most of it out. Also, I do NOT condone child-eating, unless they’re free-ranch, hormone-free, organic children. Just FYI.  For centuries, science has…
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I’m Just So Mean

  Last night, I knelt down with my daughter to say our little nightly prayer. She proceeded to wax poetic about her life (I’m glad she is thankful, but perhaps naming every single animal from the Yellowstone documentary we watched was a bit excessive). She followed this up with, “I pray that my mom can…
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Leia: Lessons from a True Princess

Princesses get a bad rap. They usually have nice clothes, sing to wild animals and generally act happier than anyone else in the room. Disney was wise to poke fun at themselves in the beautifully naïve character of Giselle in Enchanted. The culminating moment? When the saccharine princess finds out that she has learned to…
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The Ballad of the Tweezers: The Dangers of Being Fine

True honesty makes us vulnerable. Most of us spend our whole lives pretending to be the things that we should be. We hide the worst parts of ourselves, hoping that the pretense will somehow overcome the deep-seated secret desires and maladies that lie just out of sight. Most of us won’t tell the truth even…
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SAH Lies Your Mother Will Never Tell You

I have now been a SAH mom for over a year. Whew! What an exciting anniversary. To celebrate, I think I will go and do some victory dishes. My attitude has changed a lot in a year. I remember last year, at almost exactly this same time, I was so pumped about getting to stay…
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Unimportant Things, Like Showers

It is definitely 3:33 in the afternoon.  Halfway to hell. Did you know that showers are a relatively novel idea?  For a long time, the only people who were found putting themselves under running water were mountain men and witches. I suppose that I justify myself, as I have not yet brushed my teeth or…
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The Other Side of the Fruit Roll-Up

As we were driving back from my parents’ house in Coos Bay, I got a couple of fruit roll-ups for my family.  Fruit roll-ups are amazing in that they have almost as many flavors as Jelly Bellies nowadays. Abigail picked hers out, and I picked a few out for me.  As soon as we got…
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