When people hear that I have twins, one of the first questions I'm usually asked is, "Do you have family around to help you?" The answer to that question is like one of the relationship status options on Facebook: It's complicated. Although my mother and stepfather live nearby, I haven't spoken to them since Elby turned two. My mom bought her only grandchild a tricycle … [Read more...] about My Family Relationship Status: It’s Complicated
People make a huge deal about their kids sharing. At any given time in any given playground you will hear a chorus of moms and dads yelling, “Honey, share with your sister,” “Lucy, can you let that other little boy use your shovel?” “Ian, give your friend some of your goldfish crackers!” We as a society are big on sharing. It seems that we find it to be a reflection of … [Read more...] about Why I’m Teaching My Kid NOT to Share!
Someone recently commented - after seeing a photo of my daughter - that it looked like a pink bomb had gone off in my house. They were referring to all the princess paraphernalia strewn around my living room. At first I felt ever so slightly defensive because I know some people get all up in arms about the whole princess issue. In fact, plenty of people are "anti-princess," … [Read more...] about Welcome to My Hot Pink House
I just caught sight of myself in the mirror and all I could think was “D*mn, I need Botox.” A few years ago I wouldn’t have even considered putting toxins in my face because a few years ago I was laughing my ass off at how ridiculous Meg Ryan looked with her crazy lips the size of banana slugs and how Nicole Kidman’s face looks more plastic than a credit card. And then I had … [Read more...] about Mama Needs Botox
My sister-in-law just had a baby and she had four hours of labor, pushed for one hour (with seven minutes between contractions so she could rest) while talking to her doctor and holding her husband’s hand, and her beautiful baby boy slid out like a tiny miracle. Everything was perfect. I’ve had two C-sections. Until the other day, I didn’t think I was missing out on … [Read more...] about The Stigma Of C-Sections