Category Archives: parenting


The natural thing to do of course, is to write a post about your birthday. I wasn’t going to; it seemed sort of unimaginative and self-indulgent, not unlike the Facebook posts wishing happy birthday to infants and family pets.  Tee … Continue reading

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soccer mom

My girls finished their inaugural soccer season recently, and I have come to the realization that I am, frankly, a terrible soccer mom. I mean, I’m a great soccer mom in the sense that I scramble home after work three … Continue reading

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checked out

Gee checked out of his hotel in Quebec this morning, and started the long drive home, tagging along with the radio guys, or the assistant coach, or some friendly parents grateful to have the Journalist in the car, hoping it … Continue reading

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don’t let the bedbugs bite

Our babies grow up, bit by very little bit, and often we are too busy, or too proud, or just too damn obtuse to notice. But other times, maybe ordinary times, maybe paint-dryingly dull times, we do notice.  And in noticing, … Continue reading

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Dee has a friend over; we couldn’t find anybody home to come and play with Tee, so she is on her own, flailing between desolation and incomprehensible fury, doing her best to be a royal pain in the ass, the … Continue reading

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little white lies

I’m an atheist.  One day I’ll write a post about that, but for now, suffice to say that I admire and respect anyone who believes in a god or higher power; it’s just not for me. Still, I celebrate Christmas.  … Continue reading

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the birds and the bees

I’m either a really awesome kick-ass mom or the stupidest woman on the face of the earth.  With parenting, there is often such a fine line between the two that it can be hard to tell the difference sometimes. I believe … Continue reading

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