It never fails. You think you have your day together, you’ve worked yourself up to dealing with hygiene, dressing and maybe on a really good day, making toast. It takes so much just to get your shoes on the right feet. Or find your shoes. Or your feet....more
BULL RUSHING MY CHILDHOOD When I was a young girl, my parents built their first (and only) home in a freshly developed neighborhood with freshly developed people.Everything was buttoned-up, shiny, and happyhappyhappy. Most of the Moms stayed home (not mine) and the Dad's went to work (not often enough). ...more
I’m a postdoctoral research fellow, which is a euphemism for someone who has gone to college for at least ten years but whom the world feels is still not ready to be a fully productive member of society. In fact, I was told on the first day of my postdoc assignment that having only a PhD while working in a medical school is downright embarrassing, and I would need to enroll in new classes right away that would help me grow extra gadget arms and be less useless. ...more
Today we went to the dentist. Not just any dentist though - a pediatric dentist. Because H had a cavity, our usual dentist recommended this switch as the environment at the pediatric dentist "might be more relaxing."How oh how have I survived these eleven years of parenting without experiencing the bliss that is a visit to the pediatric dentist?...more
Last week I spent 16 hours suspended from Twitter.
For about two weeks I had been manually following 100 to 200 accounts per day in an attempt to get more traffic to my blog. At some point in each day I'd go to Justunfollow.com and un-follow the fart-heads accounts that hadn't followed me back within the past four days or so.
Last Monday, I was suspended for “following aggressively.”
Top Ten Ways Dining Out with a Toddler is Like a Bad Date10. They always make you late.9. When you get to the restaurant, they complain--loudly--about how they're TIRED of this place.8. They are bad listeners. During dinner, they talk only about themselves....more
I was searching the internet last weekend, reading the news, when I came across an article on BBC.com that made me so, so happy. The article was titled, "Five Signs You Might Be Sacked." I jumped right in, because I've never been fired before....more
Let's set the record straight. I'm not a psychologist with years worth of research in my portfolio. I'm not a doctor who knows big words about specific sections of the brain and the hormones that they squirt into the body. I'm not a fertility specialist who can explain to you the complexities of coping with the emotional baggage that comes with having broken lady parts....more
I have written and trashed two posts today. That makes this post number three. Yep, I am still chugging along, thinking I’m going to get something worthwhile written. I don’t know what’s wrong with me today, or why I feel like I NEED to get something up on here, but I have my suspicions…It’s partly because I don’t like leaving my fiction in the number one slot for too long. I don’t want someone to visit here and think that’s my real life (even if I’ve labeled the post “Fiction” in the title. People are not to be trusted)....more
So, CB and I spent the weekend on a lake in the middle of New York state with some friends and their kids. And every time we are around parents and their children for longer than about an hour, we are struck by two competing emotions. The first is OH MY GOD THESE KIDS ARE SO CUTE AND THEY LOVE US SO MUCH WE’RE GOING TO KILL IT AS PARENTS. And the second is OH MY GOD HOW WILL WE EVER BE PARENTS. And I gotta tell you, the second one yells really loud! ...more
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