How I Obtained an Elf on the Shelf Against my Will Fri Dec 09 2016
How can I threaten to call Santa to report on the children's misdeeds if Santa already has a spy embedded in our household? It’s an abdication of authority. The Santa threat is very important to my parental strategy this time of year. view at huffingtonpost #humor#Christmas#ElfontheShelf
The Diorama That Led to Despair Fri Jan 31 2014
I have been waiting for years to get to make another diorama. As a kid, there was nothing cooler than building a little scene in a shoebox. Perhaps I would have become a Rhode Scholar if I could have continued building dioramas in high school and college, but when they were replaced by projects involving diagrams and essays a little part of me died and I have been mourning the Death of the Diorama and my enthusiasm for learning ever since. read this article #humor#parenting#OnlyMama
My Child Has Been Eaten by Aliens Mon Nov 24 2014
My kid has obviously been eaten by an alien and replaced with a really convincing replica.
Nothing else makes sense. I didn't notice anything unusual until Friday. The new boy looked just like Big Pants. He sounded like Big Pants. He even fought with his brother and pouted just like Big Pants. read this article #humor#parenting#OnlyMama
Elephant Skin, Grinning Corpse Face, and Fighting Gravity Mon Sep 05 2016
Let me just come out and say that I will be 43 this weekend. I’m not soliciting gifts or cake, I just want you to understand that when I say that the skin between my eyes is starting to resemble an elephant’s knee, I’m not exaggerating. view at huffingtonpost #aging#humor#BeautyOver40
The Painful Birth of My Website Which Has Not Actually Been Born Yet Fri Oct 28 2016
I tried to make my own website.
“You’re so lucky that your SigO is a programmer! I bet you have a great website!” someone said to me recently.
“Not so much. He feels like I should be able to do it all on my own,” I answered. view at huffingtonpost #WebDesign#humor#blogging
Book Review of Sink or Swim: Tales from the Deep End of Everywhere by Brenda Kelley Kim Fri Dec 16 2016
That common experience of motherhood makes this book engaging, as each story reminds me of one of my own, making reading the book feel like a conversation between new friends. view at momeggreview #BookReview#Humor#Parenting
The Aggressive Deployment of Kale Thu Dec 01 2016
It’s like all the nutrition experts in the country went out drinking and decided to promote kale this year because they really don’t like people very much. view at blogher #familyDinners#humor#superFoods
Language Advisory Fri Jul 28 2017
This post contains profanity, because it is about profanity and it was therefore unavoidable. Please note: some words we use in a profane manner actually have innocent uses as well, so I refrained from bleeping them. read this article #Profanity#cats#humor
Defying the Manifesto Wed Feb 06 2013
As a child I made mental notes of all the ways I thought my parents or teachers were screwing up and vowed never to do those things when I got to reign superior over children of my own. As an adult, I have gained an understanding about a lot of things my mother did or didn't do, and nothing has made me understand her more than having my own kids. read this article #Parenting#OnlyMama#humor#Fail