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welcome to my least popular post to date: moms are the worst

I’m posting this ahead of Mothers’ Day. Bring it. Moms are the worst. No one does the kind of long-term emotional damage that a mom can do. Sometimes with constant nagging, berating, belittling. Sometimes just one look at the exact moment you needed the exact opposite of that particular look. It sticks with you. FOR.… Continue reading welcome to my least popular post to date: moms are the worst

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on pruning and discipline

Imagine you’re home one day and there’s a knock on your door. A nicely dressed gentleman stands there and smiles. He says Good morning. He asks how you are. Then he tells you that he stopped by because he noticed that you have been pruning your crepe myrtle all wrong. Let’s say you haven’t finished… Continue reading on pruning and discipline

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parenting from another room and other disasters of our age

This is the scene. I’ll bet a lot of you have been in it. Mom, sitting at the dining room table. Hot coffee. Laptop. Scrolling mindlessly through FB and mildly amusing herself. Kids, aged 5 1/2 and 2-months-shy-of-4, screaming at each other in the living room. Mom, still sitting at table: Girls! What are you… Continue reading parenting from another room and other disasters of our age