PARENTING STORIES

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Do I Have a Right to Tell My Kids' Stories?

Lately I've been struggling with writing about my boys. When I first started blogging they were young, a toddler and baby. Now they are older, boys with opinions and experiences all their own and those stories no longer belong to me -- they belong to them. I wonder if by writing those stories, I'm taking something I have no right to.
Alamy

Saluting All Moms

For the most part, I manage to get strawberry jam on my elbow at least five days of the week. Well, that's not entirely true, there are days when it's cream cheese. And every single time, it still sur...
alamy

Nothing Comes From Nothing

I think I must have been evil in a prior life. You know that song from The Sound of Music that goes, "Nothing comes from nothing"? (I know, this really does show that I'm over-the-hill as my kids insi...
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Motherhood Is the Sh*t

At two, he's 87 per cent trained. He has the occasional accident, but who doesn't? (Blush.) The day is quickly approaching when I will no longer accidentally lick "chocolate" off my wrist, and I can buy more vodka and less diapers. Those friggers are 50 cents a poop, er, pop! I'm broke. And I'm not just talking about my vagina.