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An Open Letter to DINKs Everywhere

Dear DINKs, Thank you. Thank you for uploading your gloriously childfree vacation pictures to Facebook. When you do this, I can “vacation” myself after my lovely little noisemakers have gone to bed. Fiji, Costa Rica, Miami, you go. You go … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to DINKs Everywhere

Dear DINKs, Thank you. Thank you for uploading your gloriously childfree vacation pictures to Facebook. When you do this, I can “vacation” myself after my lovely little noisemakers have gone to bed. Fiji, Costa Rica, Miami, you go. You go … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Knowing Shake of the Head

These days, I don’t usually even pay attention to the “baffled hymns” of those who don’t have children. They’re all basically trying to tell parents what they’re doing wrong (not the childless, the “hymns” in question), they’re all condescending as … Continue reading

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How to Explain Your Life to an Outsider

Did you know I had more sanity when I was a working mom? My house wasn’t as clean (and as you know, it’s no prize right now, anyway), I felt as if I would break at any point. There was … Continue reading

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Love is Delusion, Duh

My father has an old saying.  “Houses and spouses may come and go, but children will love you forever.”  While this statement may be coming from a place of discreet cynicism on his part, its foundation – that the love … 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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Childish

Vernon had an opportunity here to meaningfully stand up for her way of life, to shut the doubting mouths of those who would brush her decision aside. She chose, instead, to instigate a bitter attack against a group of people just trying to get by with one less food stain on their carpet. Continue reading

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