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You Think You’re Tired? One Single Mother’s All-Nighter

June 23, 2011


Two o’clock in the morning. This is not gonna last. Hurry up sleep come on. And make it sooner than later. At least he has finally closed his eyes. Wonder what makes my precocious son want to stay up past a normal bedtime.  Is it the thought that he might be missing something?  It is [...]

My Mother Asked Me to Grade Her Parenting, and I Gave Her an ‘F’

June 20, 2011


No, really. I did. Which would lead anyone to the understandable conclusions that I’m a horrible person/daughter, I had an abysmal childhood, and I hate my mother. None of which is actually true. Considering the fact that we’re really nothing alike, my mother and I get along pretty well, and for the most part, we [...]

Mom Breakups: Why Don’t Women Talk When It’s Over?

June 8, 2011


Lisa and I became friendly when our sons bonded over Star Wars. She seemed cheerful enough like a new-age Patty Simcox, her chubby frame squeezed into a tie-die shirt, her hair a little fraught and frizzy as mine was. Soon she spat out nasty comments about my weight, the friends I had or didn’t have, and worse, [...]