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Play Dates and Penises
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Play Dates and Penises

Apr 13, 2017

We knew we’d be running into this sooner or later, and now that it’s happened: meh. A few weeks ago, a classmate of Ryder’s came over for a play date after school. They are now in grade 1, but this girl was not in Ryder’s kindergarten class. Since grade 1 is nearly over, it didn’t occur to me that she didn’t know Ryder was...

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A Contester’s Guide to Surviving Spring Break
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I don’t know if “contester” is an actual word, but just go with it for now. Maybe, like me, your brain is already frazzled by the perpetual presence of your kids. They’re fighting for the remote, chasing each other around the house, screaming, arguing, and generally just bugging each other. What’s a Mom to do? These two weeks would not seem so long if...

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Cheers to Kiah and Tara Jean!
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With a simple Facebook post, my life changed. Uh, that’s a bit over-dramatic. It wasn’t *that* life-changing. More of an awakening. An awakening of the mind and spirit; a stirring of things long-since buried; a whisper from a once-lived life; a… well, you get the picture. It was January 3rd. The new year had just begun. The previous year had been a gong show,...

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A Dog’s Purpose – moral dilemma!
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Welp! That’s a bummer. It’s all over the internet that they mishandled some dogs during the filming of A Dog’s Purpose – you know, that movie that I just won the passes for… People are boycotting the movie. *sigh*. After watching the video and reading that one dog had to be┬áresuscitated, I can’t say I blame them. The video caused a visceral reaction and...

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Forecast: Showers Increasing Throughout the Week
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Do you shower every day? If so, why? Is it because you are a sweater? Not a fuzzy wearable, but a person who sweats? There are a multitude of reasons teens and adults shower every day – greasy hair, workouts, weather, hormones making things stinky. These are all adult problems. Why do children need to bathe every day? They don’t. They don’t have the...

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ProNONs
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ProNONs

Aug 13, 2016

We’ve been in Finland for a month now. A month of anonymity. Except for a small handful of people, no one is aware of my child’s gender fluidity. Is that the correct term? Even I’m not sure… When we go to the store, they ask “What would you girls like?” and none of us bat an eye. No corrections are forthcoming. It doesn’t even...

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