Yearly Archives: 2014

I’m a bad influence on Barbie.

Fine then, I’ll confess. I wouldn’t let my oldest daughter have a Barbie until she was 9 years old. Every time she got one for a birthday, or holiday, I would swiftly remove the offender for ‘safe keeping,’ and find her a

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I’m not a dog person, but I loved Biskit.

I’m not a dog person. Sure, some dogs are cute and cuddly, and the protection thing is nice.  Most of them scare me, or smell bad–  I’m just not that person who talks to dogs when they walk by, or

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(Jewish) mama, is Santa Claus real?

Mama, is there really a Santa Claus? Me: Well, ummm… the spirit of Christmas is about the …. (6 year old) Larry: Stop with all that talky part and just say yes or no. Me: St. Nicholas was a real-

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I resign from parenting. So there.

Thursday Night: I officially give up on parenting. Does anyone hear me?? I RESIGN! I might try it again tomorrow. What happened (you ask?)? One of my kids lied to me. Then, by way of blaming me for his lie,

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The myth of quality time.

Not that I’m a conspiracy theorist, but it seems the phrase Quality Time’ was coined as one more way to make working mothers feel (even more) guilty about what we are not doing every day, every minute, to be perfect

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Kids breaking a sweat on Thanksgiving = parental bliss.

Thanksgiving used to be one of the most stressful days of the year for me.  Weeks of planning and prep, agonizing over oven space, and prep work for days ahead of the actual meal- which actually lasted a tiny fraction

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No longer sweating the swearing.

One of the really nice things about being an older mother of a little kid (I was 43 when I had Josephine AKA “Larry”), is that I no longer sweat the small stuff.  This may be a factor of not

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