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First Annual Christmas List Of Misandry Gifts

December 5, 2013

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The “I hate men” complaint is nothing new (and has long been embraced by men’s groups), but recently it’s been embraced by young feminists who are gettin’ all misandry-inspired. (For those of you who don’t know, misandry is the opposite of misogyny. Otherwise known as the hatred of men.) When I wrote about misandry crafts […]

Trying To Feel Merry And Bright… When You’re Not Feeling So Merry And Bright

December 24, 2012

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Guest Post by Stephanie Simpson Lazenby The classic holiday song sings, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”  But this year, I am finding it very hard to believe that it is.  There has been a disturbance in the force – and it has left me reeling. In the short span of a couple […]

The Holiday Card As Family Photograph

December 16, 2012

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I sent adorable holiday cards for years. My friend Gina would come over and take pictures of my  kids snuggling like Care Bears. Then I began grabbing candid pictures of them, one’s I thought more accurately depicted their relationship. One year they were covered in mud. I was in charge of the holiday card sending […]

Why I’m Not Sending Holiday Cards 2012

December 14, 2012

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Last year I had all sorts of reasons why I didn’t send holiday cards of my adorable kids. And though I got pummeled by some angry folks on the Huffington Post (e.g., Why would I call it a holiday card when it’s a Christmas card? Have I forgotten about the reason for Christmas? Oh, you […]

Elf On The Shelf: Santa’s Little Narc

December 3, 2012

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Guest Post by Stephanie Lazenby As a parent I hold the key to many secrets, like the Tooth Fairy, what a mortgage is and where babies come from.  Santa is the biggest secret of all.  But now there is a new character being heaped onto to the pile of Christmas make-believe which adds onto my […]

An Open Letter To My Defective GE Microwave Oven

November 26, 2012

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Update: GE contacted me shortly after I posted this on Twitter. They offered me up to $300 to replace the microwave since it was still under the one-year warranty. I can only commend them for excellent customer service and I’m highly impressed. With that said, if I hadn’t blasted them across the web, would they […]

Thanksgiving Drama: The Overcooked Turkey, The Vegetarian And The Emails

November 19, 2012

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Though I’ve been a vegetarian since I was about 10, and have no interest in eating turkey whatsoever, I’ve always wanted to host Thanskgiving at my house. And since my sister-in-law, who usually hosts a beautiful Thanksgiving every year, called it quits on the holiday–after being out of power for almost two weeks, she and […]

Why I’m Not Sending Holiday Cards

December 16, 2011

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I haven’t sent out holiday cards in 5 years. And I tried. I really tried! Especially this year. I went through Shutterfly and Snapfish and Tiny Prints. I went through all of our photos from Long Beach Island this summer. I went through the photos from the pumpkin patch. Central Park Zoo. More beaches. More […]