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To The Mom That Doesn’t Want To Be Told She’s “Lucky” For Having a Husband That Helps Out Around The House

Alternative Title: To The Mom That Doesn't Want What Her Husband Does To Be Called "Helping" Third Rendition: To The Guy Who Feels He Should Receive Zero Praise For Changing Diapers (Yet Still Posts About It Incessantly On Social Media) I added those alternative titles in there just so we don't get hung up on… Continue reading To The Mom That Doesn’t Want To Be Told She’s “Lucky” For Having a Husband That Helps Out Around The House

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An Open Letter To My Family, Friends, and Casual Acquaintances

Today marks four weeks since my husband started his new job. Our lives kind of-sort of revolve around his work schedule - well that, homeschooling, tennis, and you know...daily life. But everything is sort of geared around his very hectic, often unpredictable schedule; if it didn't, our idea of being a family would be waving casually to… Continue reading An Open Letter To My Family, Friends, and Casual Acquaintances

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Yes, I Judged A Kid Today. I’ll Do It Again Tomorrow.

I am a believer in a lot of things. They range from really stupid things, like what color nail polish is appropriate to wear to a funeral (the answer is: clear); to very big and grandiose things, like whether or not God exists. If I learned one thing in graduate school, it's that we  all… Continue reading Yes, I Judged A Kid Today. I’ll Do It Again Tomorrow.

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Why Can’t I Be A Parent With A Lot Of Time On My Hands?

There are a couple of things going around the Facebook these days and I don't like them. Not one bit. One is about these parents of boys that make their action figure dinosaurs "get into trouble" every night in the month of November. I've had like five friends share it in the last day. Sometimes… Continue reading Why Can’t I Be A Parent With A Lot Of Time On My Hands?

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Does Dad Ever Know Best?

  Short answer: no. Long answer: sometimes. Before you dads out there get all your tails wadded up inside your assholes over how much I'm emasculating you, let me be clear: there are some things that dad does know best on, although it's the long answer and I'm not sure you want me to ramble… Continue reading Does Dad Ever Know Best?

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Helicopter Down

Earlier this week, I talked about the CNN opinion article Why Men Are In Trouble, and also the broader issue of responsibility in our time.  I think the general consensus is that men and women alike have lost all sense of what it means to be responsible for their actions.  I see this being the… Continue reading Helicopter Down