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I Tossed My Pants, and I Liked It Tue Dec 06 2016
One of my favorite blogs from the only-mama blog years, circa 2013. view at blogher
#humor #only-mama
Boys Are Useful In Unexpected Ways (and I have a water feature) Fri Aug 16 2013
Sometimes kids are handy to have around. I don't mean because they fill your heart with joy or keep you young, or teach you patience. Sometimes they are down right useful. view at only-mama
#Parenting #Only-Mama #RaisingBoys
The Great Latke Incident of 2014 Fri Dec 19 2014
I asked two "real" Jewish friends (not half, like me) if there was some sort of cheat I could use. Like perhaps frozen hash browns or something. They both denied all knowledge of any such half-assed latke making technique. view at only-mama
#Grief #only-mama #parenting #food
Mama, Look at Me Mon Jan 16 2017
My body is there with my children, but my mind is full of my own things: who needs to be where, when, and what needs to happen in order for that to occur, what I can cook for dinner that everyone will eat without complaining, a half-thought I want to remember to write down and expand into an essay. I look at him but don’t watch him closely. read this article
#parenting #mothers #LookAtMe #HuffPost
Feminist Mama Manifesto Wed Oct 01 2014
I wanted to be a prostitute for Halloween. My mother wouldn’t let me. I wanted to be a cheerleader. My mother wouldn’t let me. My mother only allowed gender neutral toys to cross my path until I wrapped up a bag of kitty litter in my blanket and rocked to it and sang it lullabies. Then she gave in. view at huffingtonpost
#huffPost #feminism
On Feminism: But I Like Being a Girl Mon Dec 22 2014
I sent my half-sister a link to my Feminist Mama Manifesto, which I posted a few weeks ago and her response was, “I’m proud of you, but I like being a girl.” view at huffingtonpost
#HuffPost #feminism
The Talk and the Book Mon Mar 16 2015
I realized I was about to lose control over the flow of information - if they decided Mama was an unreliable source of truth, they would start asking other people instead. I figured a couple good books were the way to go. view at only-mama
#parenting #OnlyMama #SexEd #Fail #ComprehensiveSexualityEducation
Know the Mother by Desiree Cooper Tue Jul 12 2016
There is no better time for flash fiction than the summer. In between corralling children to sporting events, the beach, and various summer destinations, flash or micro fiction gives a respite, like a lick of ice cream. It is easier to deal with repetitive, “Mama, look at me!” requests when one is still pondering the after-glow of a good story, and each piece’s short duration (1-9 pages each) allows Know the Mother to slide easily into a busy schedule. view at momeggreview
#BookReview #mothers #feminism
It's Not About Winning-it's Just My Turn Thu Nov 24 2016
Happy Thanksgiving, and if you are a single parent, remember you get to make the rules, and you no longer have to be nice to your ex-in-laws unless you want to. read this article
#Thanksgiving #Divorce #ParentingAfterDivorce
Ernest Hemingway Backstage at his Granddaughter’s First Dance Recital Sat May 13 2017
This was a writing prompt that made me happy. Sometimes it's important to remember that writing is supposed to be fun. read this article
#FlashFiction #Hemingway #ThingsThatAmuseMe
When it Comes to Blood-Sucking Parasites, I’ll Take all the Hope I can Get Fri Jan 06 2017
I tend to think I am an intelligent person who does not fall easy prey to snake oil sales pitches, but when it comes to lice, all rational thought goes out the window read this article
#Lice #Parenting
Faking It Mon Apr 10 2017
When it comes to being a “pants on fire” variety liar, reputation helps. read this article
#PlayingSick #Parenting #SinsOfTheMother
In Which I Receive The Infamous Email from the Health Teacher Mon Feb 20 2017
I have been dreading the school notification for over a year.  You know, the one that says something about how we will be having a health class just for boys and another one just for girls. Sex Ed, middle school style. read this article
#ComprehensiveSexualityEducation #TheTalk #AwkwardParenting
On Cleaning: Oh, Mom, I Get It Now Tue Jun 20 2017
I understand why my mother gave up. read this article
#parentingFail #cleaning
The Clash of The Headache Diet and The Slacker Mom Tue Jan 03 2017
Unfortunately, I was reminded by how much my version of healthy eating misses the mark when the doctor put my son on the “headache diet” for his Chronic Daily Headaches. read this article
#healthyEating #Slackermom
Card Night Sat Apr 01 2017
We played cards, using nails instead of pennies to place our bets. We called the box of nails “our nail collection” as if it were something special, searched for, and discovered like jewels from a sunken pirate ship.  In the one-pound box of nails—galvanized, roofing—there were two we most coveted: one stubby runt-nail, and one extra-long one. I think we all like the shortest nail best. read this article
#smallMoments #parenting #lessons
I Don't Get a Break From My Kids Tue Jul 11 2017
I don’t really enjoy my kids being gone, particularly on ten-day vacations, like they are this week. read this article
#SingleParenting #vacations #loneliness



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