Tag Archives: sacrifices

They’re Not All Gems, But Sometimes They Are

I write a lot. Empirically it’s true. For the past few weeks, I have been writing 1000 words a day for Mommyish (Monday through Friday — and if you’ve missed any, check out the WTTM Facebook page, I post them all … Continue reading

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Death By Full-Time Employment

I grew up Catholic and believed there were two stages of existence — life and death. Death was the end of your time in this realm. There was no reincarnation, no second chances, no in-between. The rest, I deduced, was life. … Continue reading

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The truth about “no bathroom privacy”: what really happens in the bathroom once you have kids

Everyone warns you that you won’t have any privacy in the bathroom once you have children, but no one talks about what that actually means.  Some of you expectant mothers might envision a door semi-ajar as you leave your angels … Continue reading

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Ten years can change everything

Once I had a life. One where I had never even heard of the words Graco or Evenflo. I felt every bit of pain to my core, every bit of bliss to my toes.  I was free.  I was irresponsible. … Continue reading

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Hello, my name is Carinn and I am a writer

On occasion I look at my kids and wonder what careers they might enjoy (looking for ideas maybe?). Will he be the singer in a rock band? I am already beginning to rehearse my pearl of wisdom when they ask … Continue reading

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Joan and Peggy: Mad Men women under fire

It’s no secret I am riveted by every episode of this season’s Mad Men.  This week’s episode displayed some bold moves by the women of the cast (*spoiler alert*). Joan Joan essentially agreed to have sex in exchange for partnership … Continue reading

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What I lost during March Madness

Today is the first (real) day of March Madness.  Oh, how my former self LOVED March Madness.  The gluttony of competition.  The plethora of hope.  Rooting for the underdogs.  Keeping score, talking smack, spending your day at a sports bar. … Continue reading

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