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Oh, hey! Remember when I posted about being unfriended on Facebook for being a stay at home?

I received the following message via Facebook today. I think that it’s pretty awesome. And by awesome, I mean, so profoundly insulting and ignorant that I actually yelled out “REALLY???”

Catherine –

I know I probably shouldn’t say this, but I have to ask you, how did you end up a “stay at home mom” with no job after all the university you took? … I have to take you off my Facebook as it is such a disappointment that you never did anything with your life and you do this all day… it was not what I would have imagined for you Catherine… so sad. Keep reading…

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Waltzing Into Tomorrowland

November 14, 2011

I love Disney. I’ve been pretty outspoken about this. I love the parks, I love the movies, I love their pirates, I love – yes – their princesses (especially Emilia’s interpretations of them, because, really, wouldn’t Snow White been more awesome – and had a better run through the dark woods – if she’d worn [...]

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Who Are You? (Who, Who? Who, Who?)

November 4, 2011

Quick! Finish this sentence: “I AM…” (Go on. Do it.) (Did you do it?) (You better have done it. There’ll be a quiz at the end of this post.) Here’s how I finished that sentence: I am also a superhero, able to leap small toddlers in a single bound. (Continue reading over at Bad Mother [...]

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And Then A Hero Comes Along

September 20, 2011

Here’s something that I said yesterday: “Being a mom is the closest you’ll ever get to feeling like a superhero.” I said it in response to something that Christy Turlington Burns said about the remarkable experience that one has, when one becomes a mother, of suddenly finding oneself able to move figurative mountains, that moment [...]

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The Road, Taken

September 8, 2011

Before I became a mom, I was an academic. During my pregnancy with Emilia, I was scrambling to finish my PhD – and teaching, and preparing papers for conferences, and applying for jobs – but even though I was acting as though I was preparing for my future as a Tenured Professor and Professional Smartypants, [...]

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Raindrops On Roses, Whiskers On Kittens, And Also THIS

August 22, 2011

You guys. Have you seen this awesome thing? I MADE THIS. Okay, well, not totally me. I just, like, directed it. Other people did the actual making, mostly. I’m not good with my hands. Anyway. So a bunch of really awesomely talented people built this wonderful thing and made it pretty and a bunch of [...]

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Mamas, Do Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Mommy Bloggers

July 18, 2011

What follows is part of a post from a few months ago. Read to the bottom and you’ll see why I’ve reposted it. IT WAS THE BIRTH OF SOMETHING. SORT OF. Here’s something that you might not know about me: I’m a professional blogger. A professional mom-blogger. Which is to say, I earn a living [...]

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In Defense Of The Selfish Parent

March 22, 2011

“Parenting is the most selfless institution in the world.” The words jumped out at me from the screen. Most selfless? In the world? I sipped my coffee and considered the ethical calculation that would rank me as more selfless than, say, Mother Teresa. Maybe, I thought. I can see that. Mother Teresa, after all, never [...]

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A Word Cloud Is Worth 49 Words

November 8, 2010

My One Word, wordled. Or rather, my 49 One Words, as decided by you (duplicates were eliminated) and then transcribed into Wordle for the purposes of making a word cloud, which is so last-month-media, but still. Note that I opted to include the word ‘moist,’ despite my deep aversion to it, for the simple reason [...]

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