Being Bad

Less Is More, Especially When It Comes To Robotic Hamsters

November 15, 2010

Yesterday was Emilia’s birthday. She asked for Zhu Zhu Pets and a guitar. “Because I’m going to be a rock star when I grow up, Mommy, and the Zhu Zhu pets are going to live in my pockets, so I can play the guitar with them.” I didn’t tell her that aspiring rockers usually keep [...]

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On Being A Good Mother, In Spite Of It All

November 9, 2010

Before Emilia was born, I had a very clear plan about what kind of mother I was going to be. I was going to carry her with me everywhere in designer slings, I was going to hand-blend my own organic baby food, I was going to shun pacifiers, I was going to teach her sign [...]

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One Word

November 4, 2010

There really aren’t words to describe the awesome that was – that is – Blissdom Canada. Unless that word is, actually, AWESOME, in which case we’re off to a decent start. We spoke a lot about words over the three days that we spent together, even in sessions that you might not have thought would [...]

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Obligatory Post-Halloween Costumed Offspring Photos And Random Thoughts On Pumpkins And Impiety

November 1, 2010

No, Emilia is not dressed as Jesus. That would have been pretty funny, but I still have enough of a hangover from years of being raised Catholic that I would worry about being smited (smote?) (smitten?) for impiety. She was a cave girl, via Jasper’s Bam Bam costume, which he rejected in favor of last [...]

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Use The Force

October 27, 2010

The best way, I find, to deal with existential angst, is to just throw yourself headlong into something completely overwhelming and avoid sleep and drink lots of coffee and talk really, really fast whoever approaches you about anything. (Hair stylist to me: “I love your hair color.” Me: “Oh yeah wow thank you no really [...]

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Breck Girls Never Had To Worry About Grabby-Handed Toddlers

September 14, 2010

I really think that I need to get a haircut. I’ve been keeping it longer because I can pull it back and get it out of my face and if there is one place that I do not want my hair, it’s my face, but still, pulling it back does not stop it from getting [...]

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Don’t Poke The Bear

September 13, 2010

I’m cranky. I haven’t slept in three days, I’m having a bad reaction to my travel vaccines, and yesterday I thought I lost my iPhone. So, I feel how she – Emilia, above, interrupted in the middle of an ice-cream break – looks: like an angry carny who’s just discovered someone’s been messing with her [...]

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International Bad Mother Of Mystery

July 26, 2010

I said that I was going to do this, and I totally did:

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Mutha’s A Sucka

July 22, 2010

I found this in the laundry pile tonight. I burst into tears, and I haven’t yet stopped crying. Where did that baby go? Where did that baby go? How is it that time slipped past me so quickly, that she grew and grew and grew and the baby she was slipped away – while I [...]

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When Mama’s Away…

July 19, 2010

… the kids will just end up in the backyard in diapers and bathing suits, faces unwashed, playing with sundry bits of Goodwill-bound baby equipment and also a skateboard.

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