Today I Wanted to Run Away

When my kids were younger, I loved reading them the story of The Runaway Bunny. Having a little one all snuggled up on my lap as I told the story of the little rabbit who tells his mom that he wants to run away was always one of my favorite ways to end a long day. My kids would giggle and smile as I would use all the years of acting lessons I had making the story come alive. ...more
Honest and vulnerable. Great! xoxo more

Childfree Response to "Of Pleasure and Parenthood"

I call this "On pleasure and personhood -- the final word." Last year I was visiting my childhood friend, now a mother, when dinner time arrived. She squirted ketchup onto her daughter’s plate and then her son’s. And then mine. I looked at it. She immediately recognized her mistake and laughed. She knew I could squirt my own ketchup, she said, but she was just so used to doing it … she apologized (still laughing) for overstepping her role as “mother” by inadvertently mothering me. ...more
Truthful, and spot on as usual. I'm getting so tired, as I think many of us are, of this ... more

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child (But What if The Kids Are Jerks?)

Deep dark parenting confession: I don't like other people's children. Now now, let's not be hasty. There are plenty of great kids out there. I love some of my friends' kids almost as much as I love my own, and I've met a handful or three at the grocery store that seemed like pretty alright cats I could tolerate at a barbeque for like, a whole half an hour. Deep dark parenting confession: I don't like parenting other people's children. ...more
This was great- honest and raw, so thank you for that. May I introduce an idea. Is it just as ... more

Do Your Kids Know More Than You Do?

 ...more
@SharonUleryRuggieri Oh, I think we're all saying the same thing, only we use different words or ... more

You Know You're Aging When: Catalog Edition

Whenever I go to my parents' house, I love to look through their catalogs. They have the usual Land's End and Harry and David, but they also have a kitschy wonderland of "someone should invent that" products for seniors. (And I know they are for seniors because the catalog copy for a wrap rack says, "Remember when it was just waxed or foil? Now we have so many different wraps, and here's how to store them compactly." Also, their homepage has a drop-down just for dickies.) I am now getting the Miles Kimball catalog at my house because I made the mistake of ordering an outdoor food tent. I've recently discovered -- to my horror -- that the things I laughed about when I was eighteen now seem not so ridiculous, and I know the things I'm laughing at while 39 will probably seem like a darn tootin' good idea in thirty more years. What do you think of these products?...more
@Rita Arens  @Karen Ballum I think we should start a rain bonnet and galoshes revolution. I wore ... more

Should You Be Jealous Of Your Boyfriend's Masturbation?

When my boyfriend schooled me one sunny afternoon on his masturbatory modus operandi, I realized that I didn’t know as much as I thought I did on the subject. I believed, like I assume a lot of other women do, that when he masturbated to a short online video, that it was because he didn’t want to have sex with me. I thought that he was choosing his hand over mine. And I’ve got great hands, strong yet sensitive. But I digress. ...more
@RebeccaHoward Thanks for the tip. I'll let him know and thanks for stopping by. more

Should You Be Jealous Of Your Boyfriend's Masturbation?

When my boyfriend schooled me one sunny afternoon on his masturbatory modus operandi, I realized that I didn’t know as much as I thought I did on the subject. I believed, like I assume a lot of other women do, that when he masturbated to a short online video, that it was because he didn’t want to have sex with me. I thought that he was choosing his hand over mine. And I’ve got great hands, strong yet sensitive. But I digress. ...more
@AwkwardGirlLA Thank you so much for commenting. Once we started talking about 'stuff', we ... more

Should You Be Jealous Of Your Boyfriend's Masturbation?

When my boyfriend schooled me one sunny afternoon on his masturbatory modus operandi, I realized that I didn’t know as much as I thought I did on the subject. I believed, like I assume a lot of other women do, that when he masturbated to a short online video, that it was because he didn’t want to have sex with me. I thought that he was choosing his hand over mine. And I’ve got great hands, strong yet sensitive. But I digress. ...more
@KarenLynnn Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. They are different but I ... more

Should You Be Jealous Of Your Boyfriend's Masturbation?

When my boyfriend schooled me one sunny afternoon on his masturbatory modus operandi, I realized that I didn’t know as much as I thought I did on the subject. I believed, like I assume a lot of other women do, that when he masturbated to a short online video, that it was because he didn’t want to have sex with me. I thought that he was choosing his hand over mine. And I’ve got great hands, strong yet sensitive. But I digress. ...more
@Tracey B. Totally agree! more

Should You Be Jealous Of Your Boyfriend's Masturbation?

When my boyfriend schooled me one sunny afternoon on his masturbatory modus operandi, I realized that I didn’t know as much as I thought I did on the subject. I believed, like I assume a lot of other women do, that when he masturbated to a short online video, that it was because he didn’t want to have sex with me. I thought that he was choosing his hand over mine. And I’ve got great hands, strong yet sensitive. But I digress. ...more
@Red Dirt Kelly Thank you for reading and I have to say that it was not always this easy to be ... more