Feisty Pets are adorable. They melt your heart. You want to hold them and love them and squeeze them. And then… just when you’ve fallen madly in love, they lose their shit. They release their fangs. Their inner demons appear…

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Brace yourselves. I just read about the latest fashion trend and, trust me, you’re going to throw up. Nostril hair extensions. I know. Go throw up. I’ll wait. Now, I want to believe that I’ll grow into a mother who…

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Ten Seconds

I know a mother who lost her son this week. It was very sudden. The blink of an eye. And since I don’t have the words to comfort her (I don’t think those words even exist), I’m asking everyone who…

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Warning: This post contains the word fuck. But I think you’ll agree it was totally necessary. I came across this pumpkin at Fresh Market today. My first reaction was, “Cool!” Then I saw the price and I thought, “What the…

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The Halloween Aisle

What you see if you DON’T have little kids: Cuteness. What you see if you DO have little kids: Lice.

Dear Guns

Dear Guns, It’s not your fault. You’re just a bunch of plastic and metal and powder. How could I be mad at you? You don’t know any better. I’m mad at the people who disrespect you. The people who send…

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Shonah Tovah

It’s Rosh Hashanah. My husband is Jewish. My kids are half Jewish. And I just make the matzo balls. But it’s days like this when I find myself feeling waves of guilt and confusion. Jason and I have yet to…

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Be thoughtful.

A quiet post reflecting on what happened 16 years ago today. I hope people can learn to be more thoughtful. All of the cyber bullying, marching for a cruel purpose, denying anyone the right to be who they are, turning…

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Russian Hackers

My kids are 50% Russian. They also have the codes to our iPhones. You do the math.

Love and Ireland

So, I recently promised to tell a story about me, my dad and a boy in Ireland. Here it is. It was 2000. We were on a family vacation visiting relatives in Ireland. Believe it or not, one of our…

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