Monthly Archives: March 2013

Blog Comments Validate Me, Make Me Think, and Rip Me To Shreds All At The Same Time

Even though she warned me, I didn’t listen to my editor and I read the comments on the essay published through the NYT Motherlode.  All 210 (and counting) of them. Anyone who blogs knows comments can get ugly.  It doesn’t … Continue reading

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Are YOU Going To Have More Kids?

It is a question both Ian and I are asked on a regular basis.  Today, I’m answering it in a piece for The New York Times Motherlode.  Because I’m efficient like that.

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Lessons From Procrastination

In an effort to avoid writing the last 25,000 words of my first novel’s first draft, I was on Twitter, because Twitter is my favorite procrastination tool.  Though I have a love-hate relationship with that little blue bird/chip on my … Continue reading

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Crunchy Mom Prevails

Remember how happy I was that my son was SO not a spoiled little brat around Christmas time?  Two months later, he apparently outgrew that wide-eyed wonder as evidenced by an event I’ll call “birthday party-gate 2013.”  He opened all … Continue reading

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Weaning Is Hard

Yesterday I read a smart and compelling story about a woman struggling to end her nursing relationship with her 5-year-old daughter.  Although I weaned my daughter long before her second birthday, I related to the emotions and conflict Lisa described … Continue reading

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The Day My Life Was Changed Forever

Yesterday Outlaw Mama celebrated her first blog anniversary or “blogiversary.”   When I read her witty words, I was all “awwwww, I never took the time to remind you that I had been on the world wide interwebs for a … Continue reading

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