Tag Archives: before children

Want to Go to Paris? Don’t Have a Kid.

Commericials are so ridiculous in general that the one I saw last night hardly even bears mention, but it stuck with me, not only for it’s blatant exclusionary tactics (which, in a commercial, where your audience is women, and a … Continue reading

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Party Like a Momstar

Yesterday was my friend’s birthday.  As we sat around a plastic corner table underneath the harsh fluorescent lighting, Happy Meals strewn about, amid shouts about apple juice ownership (no, you can’t have all three juice boxes) and arguments over whether or not the barbecue … Continue reading

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Words Mean Things

Another week means another glorious trip to the grocery store for this family.  I stacked my kids into the green racing cart (once they discovered it, the regular old blue one wouldn’t do.  The babies need the freedom of being … Continue reading

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A Letter to Myself in 2006

Dear Self, I know you are taking time out of your incredibly intense existence to read this.  I know as you look at the page, you aren’t able to pensively nibble at the end of your pen as you contemplate … Continue reading

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Ten Years Later

Last Friday, a large percentage of the other hundred people that graduated with me in 2000 dressed up in their fancy finery, glad-handed their old pals, tried desperately to one-up each other, and drank themselves into oblivion. At least, that’s … Continue reading

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A Real Friend

Communicating in sentences, telling stories, learning about the other’s day in fluent conversation is simply not possible with a toddler around. Friends without children can get frustrated quickly. New friends you try to make will lose interest or find you rude when, just as they’re telling you something close to their heart, you need to interrupt them to stop your two year old from licking a DVD. Continue reading

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